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Elephant Just Killed Big Game Hunter During His Hunt In Africa
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Elephant Just Killed Big Game Hunter During His Hunt In Africa

Theunis Botha, a well-known 51-year-old big game hunter from Johannesberg, South Africa, just had his last hunt. The man was leading a group of hunters in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they saw a herd of breeding elephants. Sensing the danger, three of the animals stormed the hunters and Botha shot at them. What the man didn’t see was a fourth elephant coming after him from the side…

The animal lifted Botha with her trunk, so one of the other hunters shot her, causing the elephant to collapse. As she fell dead, the elephant dropped right on Botha, crushing the hunter to death.

According to Game Hounds Safaris, Botha’s company website, the man pioneered European-syle ‘Monteria hunts’ in the region. These kind of hunts use large packs of dogs to drive deer and boar towards them before opening fire on the animals. He was also known for hunting lions and leopards.

The man left a wife and five children behind. His body was taken to Hwange Colliery Hospital mortuary on Saturday.

More info: Game Hounds Safaris (h/t)

Theunis Botha, a well-known 51-year-old big game hunter just had his last hunt

Image credits: Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris

The man was leading a group of hunters when they saw a herd of breeding elephants

Image credits: Simon Sparks

Sensing the danger, three of the animals stormed the hunters and Botha shot at them

Image credits: unknown

What the man didn’t see was a fourth elephant coming after him from the side…

Image credits: Theunis Botha

The animal lifted Botha with her trunk, so one of the other hunters shot her

Image credits: Martin Bureau

As she fell dead, the elephant dropped right on Botha, crushing the hunter to death

Image credits: Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris

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Sondre Strøm Linde
Community Member
5 years ago

Real shame the elephant died. More hunters should die gruesome deaths. Did I say more? I mean ALL.

JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor elephant having to spend its energy crushing people. I think the hunter deserved it.

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Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

Doesn't happen nearly often enough. Hunting isn't a "sport". If hunters really want to make it a sport, put them on a large piece of fenced in land and let them hunt each other. THEN it will be a sport.

Sarah Collas
Community Member
5 years ago

Like in the hunger games?

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John L
Community Member
5 years ago

This reminds me of Shakespeare quote about "Turnabout being fair play". It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person either. :D

Belinda Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Whilst I am sorry for the wife and children of this person, and offer them sincere condolences for their loss, I can't help but think that this man has finally got his just desserts!! To make a living out of hounding, persecuting and mindlessly killing endangered animals for pleasure and/or profit, has to be one of the most offensive ways of making money!! For me, it is right up there with people trafficking & drug dealing....but the only difference is, that this kind of hunting is still-amazingly!!!- LEGAL!! Shame too, on all the countries and governments that allow this kind of barbarism to continue!!

Joey Dunlop
Community Member
2 years ago

Its way worse than drug dealing/ smuggling. Shooting animals and using conservation as their badge to do it (then smiling in their pics w the dead animals) is the lowest form of humanity. Mankind is natures greatest mistake.

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Carly
Community Member
5 years ago

My husband says that I shouldn't feel happy when a person dies, but I hate animal cruelty and it's just impossible for me to feel pitty for these people.😒

Valentina
Community Member
5 years ago

You are not alone in this dear.

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Andrew Dunne
Community Member
5 years ago

It's a true shame that the elephant died too - but I can't think of a more fitting end for the fella. Talk about Karma. The Universe always catches up with you in the end. Surely a nominee for the 2017 Darwin Awards!?

Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago

Good riddance. One less ... on the planet. It's just a shame the elephant died, too.

Piers Regan
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma, just a shame it didn't happen sooner!

A Dog Person
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor elephant...

Sky
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank the lord, I don't care who you are I don't care how good of a person you are, hunting is not a sport, killing countless of these animals is sick, if you need to hunt for food do, if you hunt for your own pleasure well rot in hell you sick, sick person.

Heidi Cuell
Community Member
5 years ago

It's to bad that the other murderers (so called hunters) weren't under her as well when she fell. Pity...

MaNdOzA
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5 years ago

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лiл
Community Member
5 years ago

I really like the culture where people are respectful towards animals. They need to eat their meat to live but they don't waste and don't kill just for fun.

Eliza
Community Member
5 years ago

The poor elephant died though, good on her for taking one of them with her

Inga Juraga
Community Member
5 years ago

so sorry that elephant died. as for this guy....if it had happened earlier would've been better, few more elephant lives would be saved

Marcy Brown
Community Member
5 years ago

Sport hunting? Pfffffffft please. That's not 'sport'. Using a high power rifle with a scope is not a sport. Use a regular old wood bow and arrow or a knife and then get back to me. With that said, I'm not at all sad at his passing. The elephants passing, however, is a tragedy. Too bad the d-bag didn't die sooner, so that the other animals didn't have to die too.

Unda
Community Member
5 years ago

What can I say..? That elephant is a hero.

Jeanne Deaux
Community Member
5 years ago

Wait, where is the picture of the dead hunter? I mean, it's a trophy as another, he lost, we should exhibit his body as he exposed the bodies of the animals he killed. And let him rot in the sun, I'm pretty sure there are some hyenas and vulturs hungry not far... That said, when can we read another article about another dead piece of shit? NEXT!

Jan Virtue
Community Member
5 years ago

This guy had hundreds (thousands probably) of pictures of dead animals, so-called Exotic Creatures, he bragged about killing. And he took people on tours, after they paid him $10,000, so they can shoot a tiger, lion, and such. For some reason, no one here has any sympathy for him. Go, figure.

Anilda
Community Member
5 years ago

Viva our Elephant! They too are fighting back! How dare hunt such beautiful animals!

Fairsher
Community Member
5 years ago

Would have like a picture of him dead not all the elephants. Sickening people killing for the thrill, cowards, all of them, dam cowards!

Billy Mostrales
Community Member
5 years ago

Good for him..scumbag preying on helpless animals for money. We should hear more news like this

Sheila Robinson
Community Member
5 years ago

Fine. I hope this puts every other evil bastard off hunting. Just sorry another elephant died too.

Claire Lajaunie
Community Member
5 years ago

a bit of justice at last!

Katie Mahoney
Community Member
5 years ago

This is called karma.

Flavius Stefeliga
Community Member
5 years ago

Good fuc*ing riddance!

person (i think)
Community Member
5 years ago

Yay!! Except I'm sad the elephant died :(.

.gas.
Community Member
5 years ago

Animals know what's happening and what has happened. If I were in charge, I'd make these wimps spend just 20 minutes in the wild among the animals, no weapons. See how long it takes for these 'hunters' to wet their pants!

Rose Pena
Community Member
5 years ago

KARMA AT IT'S BEST!

Tony Palmer
Community Member
5 years ago

Hope he goes straight to hell, evil bastard.

Nash Nopper
Community Member
5 years ago

what goes around - comes around...

Cakes94
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma at it's finest.

Benjamin Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

It's interesting reading this comment thread, 50 years ago hunting was completely accepted and not controversial in any sense. Today it seems it is so barbaric and cruel that anyone who hunts for pleasure deserves death. Wonder if in 50 years a story about a man killed by eating eating bad pork will provoke a similar reaction. After all pigs are intelligent social animals, capable of comprehending and feeling pain and suffering, just like these elephants, and we don't really need to eat them. Their are many alternatives, we eat them because it gives us pleasure, just like this hunter.

Sevcan ATAY
Community Member
5 years ago

I am glad that he died

sayuri
Community Member
5 years ago

There should be hunter animals for hunter humans

Angela Chapman
Community Member
5 years ago

That's what you call karma for the hunter sad that another elephant had too die xx

Sharon Crowell-Davis
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma happens

Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago

Those ivory tusks are illegal !

Sky
Community Member
5 years ago

Did he care? obviously not. Siccko.

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Thomas Kolev
Community Member
5 years ago

Good riddance.

Kelli Moe
Community Member
5 years ago

That's what he gets, dumbass shouldn't be shooting animals that are endangered!

Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

Attacking from the side....clever girl!!!!

CultOfBambi
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm outraged that hunting for 'sport' still isn't completely banned. He got what he deserved.

Mo BC
Community Member
5 years ago

Haha...good

Jessica Prince
Community Member
5 years ago

Hooray!!!

Kenna Madsen
Community Member
5 years ago

What goes around comes around .wonder it someone will stuff his head and put it on their wall

Linda Matheny
Community Member
5 years ago

He got what he deserved! Too bad the elephant had to die. All trophy hunters deserve this!

Nikita Flourencia
Community Member
5 years ago

That person deserved it.. poor animal..

april peterson
Community Member
5 years ago

Serves the prick rjght. I'm sad to hear that the elephant died there are one of my favorite. This elephant died a hero. One less hunting prick in this world. RIP SWEET BABY

Gillian Black
Community Member
5 years ago

poor poor ellephants cant live in peace , great one hunter less, why arent these kind of people banned I thought poching was illegal now. go elephants what a nasty way to make a living just for a trophy not food, thi stinks

Amy Eales
Community Member
5 years ago

Good job baby girl. Sorry you had to die, but you glad you took this scum with you.

Pauline Roots
Community Member
5 years ago

Shame that the elephant was shot

Chris Mitchell
Community Member
5 years ago

Poetic Justice... For ALL the animals this hunter has killed. Idiot. The animals are just minding their own business... Happy he won't do it again. :D

Bernie Asis
Community Member
5 years ago

i would love to see see his crushed skull with an elephant and a lion standing beside it

Patrick McKenna
Community Member
5 years ago

that last photo really captures what an azzhole he was. he was proud of that?

Orange Mannequin
Community Member
5 years ago

Yay so happy the elephants killed their poacher

James Edward
Community Member
5 years ago

when the ice cream licking back. poor animals ,feel sorry for them but no sorry for those murderers....

Louise LeGresley
Community Member
5 years ago

got what he deserved... should happen more often

Sergios KingStyle
Community Member
5 years ago

thank you for existing karma ! R.I.H Mr. Botha R.I.H stands for rot in hell i hope your kids will some day understand what a piece of garbage u were

Vietboy Gamer
Community Member
5 years ago

i thought big games are endanger species.

Dan H
Community Member
5 years ago

karma

Michelle Watler
Community Member
5 years ago

not sad....

Lucybaby
Community Member
5 years ago

Am I the only one is who quite glad that he went out this way.. Think of all the pain he caused those animals.

Sharon Crowell-Davis
Community Member
5 years ago

You're not the only one Lucybaby. Karma is unforgiving.

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Hanna Nowicka
Community Member
5 years ago

I can't say I feel sorry for the guy. Not at all. I only feel sorry that poor elephant died...

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
5 years ago

I offer my sympathies to the man's family but I disagree with what he did and the way he died is just. I also send my sympathies to the elephant's families, they are sentinent, brave and beautiful and deserve full lives, WITH their tusks intact!

Marie Galvani
Community Member
5 years ago

sorry NO feeling sorry for the scum it should happen more often

TheReader19
Community Member
5 years ago

Never has there been a better day in hunting than the day this happened. Dear Elephant your death was not in vain.

Ger Bruggeman
Community Member
5 years ago

Theunis Botha's head should be stuffed and hung on a trophy wall...

Lawrence Baltazar Sr
Community Member
5 years ago

So, is the family going to have him stuffed and mounted?

Frank Hulsman
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel sorry for the elephant, hope he rots in hell

Gillian Macdonald
Community Member
5 years ago

well done elephant rest in peace

Brandon Hammer
Community Member
5 years ago

Shame the hunter's guns didn't jam, and that the elephants didn't trample the whole lot of them to death and get away unharmed by the scum that call themselves brave hunters. Doggamned cowards.

Kim Kozlowski
Community Member
5 years ago

too bad the elephant didn't land on the other POS hunters. Trophy hunting should be considered a form of genocide and prosecute those countries that still allow the practice.

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
5 years ago

Trophy hunting sucks

Izsabelle Norby
Community Member
5 years ago

Good but I am on the bridge of tears because the elephant died

Arthur Neto
Community Member
5 years ago

Best news in years! I hope many more die similar deaths!

Cristal Talor
Community Member
5 years ago

He deserved it, such a shame that the beautiful elephant had to die the way she did. Maybe we should gather all the hunters and put them in the wild where all the animals roam and let them have no weapons then we would have a sport and then they would know how hunted animals feel and as the saying goes let the hunter become the hunted

Benjamin Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

It's interesting reading this comment thread, 50 years ago hunting was completely accepted and not controversial in any sense. Today it seems it is so barbaric and cruel that anyone who hunts for pleasure deserves death. Wonder if in 50 years a story about a man killed by eating eating bad pork will provoke a similar reaction. After all pigs are intelligent social animals, capable of comprehending and feeling pain and suffering, just like these elephants, and we don't really need to eat them, their are many alternatives, we eat them because it gives us pleasure, just like this hunter.

Darth Vader
Community Member
5 years ago

LOL I have absolutely no sympathy for this moron. Good riddance to bad rubbish as the saying goes.

Donnie Hatcher
Community Member
5 years ago

Animal activists eh? Tell me how loving and caring you are toward your fellow humans. Your argument isn't best communicated through hate

Melody Brocke
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree

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Quinn Alexander
Community Member
5 years ago

He got what he deserved. No one should kill an elephant or endangered species, hunter or not.

Rik Romkes
Community Member
5 years ago

Finally some good news today!

Irene Mearns
Community Member
5 years ago

1human dead 50 elephants saved

Vladimir Venkov
Community Member
5 years ago

He got what he deserved...

Imagine That
Community Member
5 years ago

Don't you just love it when a story has a happy ending ! ?

Kim Olsen
Community Member
5 years ago

So sorry to hear the elephant had died!!

Timothy D.
Community Member
5 years ago

I honestly don't get how any type of hunting is considered okay

Jesse Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh Noooo! Karma for the hunter, blessings for the elephant trying to stop the carnage, so brave. *having problems posting (sure it my duh) H

AJ
Community Member
5 years ago

So sorry for the poor elephant. For the man, well shame on him till the last! The world is a better place without macho-wannabes like him!

Kris Fogelgren
Community Member
5 years ago

good job karma

Stephen Lim
Community Member
5 years ago

he should had been killed long ago! karma will find the rest of the hunters!

Kenna Madsen
Community Member
5 years ago

I wonder if someone will stuff his head and put it on their wall. Turnabout is fair play

Deb Lopez
Community Member
5 years ago

Elephants have a remarkable memory. So the 4th one may have recognized the Hunter as an elephant killer.

Deb Lopez
Community Member
5 years ago

Elephants have a remarkable memory. The fourth one might have recognized the Hunter as an elephant killer.

Gaius Gorham-Hall
Community Member
5 years ago

good to see another sport hunter get what they deserve.

Claudia Cioni Knaus
Community Member
5 years ago

He is a disgrace to the human race.

Guy Lefebvre
Community Member
5 years ago

The table have finally turned! Good! Too bad that Elephant had to die.

Gillian Black
Community Member
5 years ago

lets hope some one from that goverment reads all theses coments and does something OR DOES the goverment get some of the money . just crap all around . like the guy who shot the lion with a collar on pity he didnt get eaten by the lion first.

tweetybird
Community Member
5 years ago

serves him right

İdil
Community Member
5 years ago

My condolences to elephants family, I'm sure he'll be deeply missed...

DancingToMyself
Community Member
5 years ago

She...

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makenzie stephenson
Community Member
5 years ago

Trophy hunting is wrong i think. Especially endangered animals

Erica
Community Member
5 years ago

This is mean and selfish but he seriously deserved it. I mean, it would have been better if both hunter and elephant survived but if I had to chose one, it would be the elephant. Though in this case both died.

Audrey Gauci
Community Member
5 years ago

He deserved it

Audrey
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope his family will not Come here to read comments . So he is dead now and he never kill animals again. Hope he have not a son who follow

Robin Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

There better not be a fund to raise money for his burial or family. The photos in this article do that hunter a dark epitaph which will I hope haunt his memory forever. SO sad for all the animals he and his touring killers killed. The USA outlaws travel for human trafficing or sex crimes; when can we ban it too for "sport hunting" and not allow "sport hunters" into the USA without arresting them on crimes against nature.? THERE, that's a travel ban I could get behind! Glad he is gone and I hope all his minons follow him to hell.

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Ingi Raikes
Community Member
5 years ago

KARMA IS SUCH A BITCH..........once you have shown the World what a POES you are; BEWARE ~ Karma will pay you back!!! As you sow.......so you will reap!!!

Karin Morris
Community Member
5 years ago

What kind of fuck tard kills a beautiful animal and is proud of it. GRRRRRR Karma doing its work.

Jana Konvalinková
Community Member
5 years ago

Fair enough!

Mohamad Saiid
Community Member
5 years ago

Wish him to rest in Hell not in Peace .. How many innocent animals he killed just for fun !? Sorry for that governments who give permission to kill innocent animals >..

Erin Hill
Community Member
5 years ago

I know I'm going to get downvoted for this opinion, but I think it's disturbing how a lot of you people seem glad that this person died. Sure, what he was doing was absolutely awful, but I think this is a little extreme. Especially those of you who say every hunter ever should die a horrible death. If you say that, you aren't any better than they are.

Sky
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm not saying he deserved to die, I'm saying he's sick, he got what was coming, how many animals did he kill? How many lives did he just snatch away? These are endangered beautiful animals, oh no maybe he didn't deserve it, but circle of life.

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Joey Dunlop
Community Member
2 years ago

Hunters are pieces of shit. They use "conservation " as their badge to kill helpless animals, yet the pieces of shit all smile in pictures with their kill. War the elephant who crushed this worthless bitch. ! Sorry the elephant died minding its own business but least he took out one of the weakling biatch hunters

Beverly Ross Walker
Community Member
4 years ago

Hunters are just murderers! How can it be fun or sporty to kill one of God’s beautiful creatures. Guy got what he deserved but poor elephants and others. The Bible says God will hold us accountable for each drop we shed of his animals blood.

Carole Delmonico
Community Member
5 years ago

Where's the picture of his dead body?

Ricardo Saraiva
Community Member
5 years ago

i love happy endings.

Lynda Dulany
Community Member
5 years ago

Justice. too bad she couldn't also fall on the guy who shot her! I thought we are protecting them!

Charleen Crawford
Community Member
5 years ago

Condolences to the family...the elephant family.

Heather Brown
Community Member
5 years ago

Absolutely disgusting man. It sickens me to see a killer like that pose beside his kill. Why was he not in prison? If you take a human like that, you are locked up. It should be the same for all animal abusers and poachers - the scum of the earth. This monster should have been thrown away a long time ago - but so glad karma finally found him. May all those animals he murdered be at peace.

Joan V. Bruce
Community Member
5 years ago

Well done Mamma elephant, you did not die in vain. Sadly this is only one hunter dead.

Carlos Dou
Community Member
5 years ago

congratulation Theunis Botha, you deserve it.

BlackSt☆r
Community Member
5 years ago

Disgusting.....how can anyone do such a hateful thing to such a majestic creature

Marcia
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't how hunting is fun.

Alice P
Community Member
5 years ago

yes! that's the reflection of world . death for some one who cause death!!!

Heather Wilhelm
Community Member
5 years ago

KARMA!!!!!

Carlos Solano
Community Member
5 years ago

See You in Hell Bastard!!!!

Đen Nguyễn
Community Member
5 years ago

One fewer murderer. God.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

Barvo brave elephant! That mofo well deserved it! Hope it will be a lesson to all other asshats who hunt! Grrr.

Emre
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunting to stay alive is ok. But hunting for fun? Kill'em all. I'm not sorry.

Jesse Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh Noooo! Karma for the hunter, blessings for the elephant trying to stop the carnage, so brave.

Sabbie Bradley
Community Member
5 years ago

Finally, some good news today.

Ironcat_xox
Community Member
5 years ago

I've said it once and I'll say it again. Whatever you may believe, a form of karma will come get you.

Beau Beasley-Hohnstein
Community Member
5 years ago

Serves him right! Karma is a bitch!

Bekah Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

That's what you call karma! So many beneficial animals needlessly losing their lives

Bekah Johnson
Community Member
5 years ago

*beautiful

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ergotham
Community Member
5 years ago

I have one question for this post and similar posts though...do you 'like' or 'dislike' them?

ergotham
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma is a bitch, isn't it??!!

Eirik Guttulsrud
Community Member
5 years ago

Good riddance

Janet Northcotte
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd say Karma was served

Jens Bov
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma.

Bunzilla
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma.

John J
Community Member
5 years ago

MOTHERFUCKING THEUNIS BOTHA! HE DESERVED IT, TOO BAD HE DIDN'T DIE SOONER. I HOPE HE IS ROTTING IN HELL FOR ALL THE ANIMALS HE KILLED AND GETTING RAPED AT LEAST ONCE A DAY. FUCKING LOSER.

Pamela Tester
Community Member
5 years ago

KARMA...

Lister
Community Member
5 years ago

Im so sad that a lion just didn't rip this prick to death before he had a chance to kill his first animal.

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
5 years ago

So, a tie?

Stephane De Amicis
Community Member
1 year ago

BAD WORDS ABOUT SOMEONE THAT IS DEAD BRING BACK BADLUCK

Stephane De Amicis
Community Member
1 year ago

BAD WORDS ON DEAD PERSON , ALWAYS COME BACK AS BADLUCK

Tana Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

Piece of shit deserves to die. Sad the elephant had to die too.

JT Hickey
Community Member
2 years ago

I laughed out loud! I’m so glad that piece of shit is dead! I hope he suffered and begged for mercy!

Vikas Bansal
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel sad for the elephant. I feel good for the death of this human scum

Alejandra van Uiter
Community Member
2 years ago

Life is a boomerang, what you give is what you get.

Chel Sea
Community Member
3 years ago

just fair, why kill the animals? for their trunks? are you even worth killing for your hair? is your family worth killing for their teeth? so why kill animals that way? it is not a game, it is life that you are taking.

Chel Sea
Community Member
3 years ago

just fair actually, killing animals if not for food why would kill them? for their trunks? are you even worth killing for your hair? stupid people.... it is not a game, it is life that your taking.

A. Noelle South
Community Member
3 years ago

Good!!! Karma was sick of his shenanigans!

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
4 years ago

So sorry for the elephants and to bad all hunters didn't die.

Katka Burešová
Community Member
4 years ago

Justice for elephant, leopard and other animals that were murdered by big game psychopat

Magpie
Community Member
4 years ago

That group of elephants is / was a family. Now they have to grieve and cope with the fear of more hunters coming.

Andrea Marshall
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate trophy hunting. If you're hunting to feed your family then fine, I have no problem with you. But if you're hunting because you think it's fun to kill things and just because you get a thrill of hunting something that could kill you just as fast as you could kill it well...... I pretty much just think you're a psychopath. Turn about is fair play dude.

Mary Harvey
Community Member
5 years ago

Put hunters on an island and let them kill each other. And people still not listening about extinction, Its going to HAPPEN

Aqua Mom
Community Member
5 years ago

Kharmas a bi-otch

Robin Varnadoe
Community Member
5 years ago

The elephants and other big game died senseless deaths, game hunter got what he deserved.

Cathy b
Community Member
5 years ago

One less jerk in this world 💩. I am so sorry for the elephant 😢

Sugar Cat
Community Member
5 years ago

That man and his hunters deserves this....why the fuck would you hunt innocent animals just for money??!!!! I'm so fucking angry at these kind of people....

Allana Rose
Community Member
5 years ago

Let me add to my last comment pls. I do not think ALL hunting is bad. Man has to eat and hunting for what you need to eat is natural in the order of life. It is this "hunting for Sport" that I decry. Why do you think the wearing of furs went out of style? Because we are a people deemed it wrong and unethical. So it is to kill just for sport or a trophy.

Allana Rose
Community Member
5 years ago

I think its great! Terrific! Wonderful news! So happy that this awful man meet his Karmic fate so justly! I am only sadden that the poor elephant had to die to for this to happen. I had thought that the hunting of elephants had been prohibited, along with other hunting of the big game animals! May all these so called Big Hunters meet the same fate as this bloody sod!

Cherri Osborne
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunt like a coward, die like a coward. Unfortunately elephant died also.

Bagtyyar Durdyyev
Community Member
5 years ago

Killing animals for pleasure :(( They also have right to live.

Sharon Schultz
Community Member
5 years ago

karma is a bitch sorry for all the animals he got away with i was always taught if you kill it needs to be for food to feed your family animals are god gift to us

Rana DH
Community Member
5 years ago

well its the worst and worst act, what he did for only his enjoyment, such a shame ;(

Liam Massey
Community Member
5 years ago

Jjust tranquilize them not kill them you idiot poachers

Vanessa Pinto
Community Member
5 years ago

Youi animals...you killers...you monsters...I wish you could burn alive here on earth. You piece of shitty people...you can't be considered animals...rational or irrational. You're nothing....poor spirited human not being... If I could I would shoot you all...and prevent you to live among other humans and animals...You fucking killers. But I do believe in the maximum: what goes around comes around. Fuck you all you fucking animal killers

Berrie Cameron-Allen
Community Member
5 years ago

GOOD! It's called karma!

qwe952294374
Community Member
5 years ago

You are bastard.

Krist Ambasing
Community Member
5 years ago

It's a fair game the animals die so they can enjoy killing them so he has to Pay the highest price to die and it's a waste of LIFE.

Trish McBride
Community Member
5 years ago

Good I'm glad he's dead. One less piece of shit in the world who thinks big game hunting is a sport. I'm really sad about the elephants ;(

Caleb Bartram
Community Member
5 years ago

Typical selfish Human. With all the Hobbies out there you do something so selfish as to proudly take pictures with an endangered and emotionally complex, and amazing creature such as an elephant. And for no other reason except for sport? They should give hunters/ killers of exotic animals the same sentence as if they killed a human. This is sickening, disturbing, and grossly unfair and selfish on behalf of these poor animals. I feel for the guys family but I regret saying he deserved it.

Aish Siva
Community Member
5 years ago

They're an endangered species you PRICK. Does he realize that? Do you know how empathetic and beautiful those creatures are???? Or that they mourn their lost ones? Or that they love? You don't need to be a crazy animal loving peta person to know this. Have some goddamn empathy UGH

Alan Raun
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought elephant hunting was banned everywhere? But of course if you pay the right people the right price, you can hunt anything. Too bad but ...serves him right. Elephants are hunters too.

Cassiopeia
Community Member
5 years ago

Unfortunate.

Marc Kohlhoff
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope there will sent to hell , i just , that i could do the same and more to them , does fucking evil monsters

Lucy Clegg
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor Ellie. Thank goodness the evil hunter can't hurt anyone anymore.

debbie Joy
Community Member
5 years ago

Got exactly what he deserved.

Magdalena Dudzik
Community Member
5 years ago

Great news!

Jessica Hepler
Community Member
5 years ago

Instant karma at its best

Becky Kopec Gelineau
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma

Misty rivers
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunting for the joy of it? I will never understand these people nor will I ever wish to be associated with someone like that. I wish this hunter could have stopped killing innocent animals before they were crushed by one. This hunting 'sport' needs to be stopped because I'm sure the people he was with will continue to do it along with many others.

Dan Farlow
Community Member
5 years ago

Good, another vile human removed from the planet

Debi Kohlmeyer
Community Member
5 years ago

What a shame to lose such a beautiful animal. I've never understood killing a living being for fun.

Carly Botting
Community Member
5 years ago

What an eg why did you do that I CANT STRESS TO YOU ENOUGH WHAT A HORRIBLE THING YOU HAVE DONE

dennis stephens
Community Member
5 years ago

good for the bastard

Violaine LB
Community Member
5 years ago

It's awful but I don't agree with posting the story. I completely disagree with killing animals and hunting for fun and everything, but a man died and his family - whether they liked his hobby or not - are mourning. I would not post this.

Suzanne Renaud-Walli
Community Member
5 years ago

Good riddance, too bad he didn't suffer.... asshole!!

Joe Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

Its a huge shame that the elephant died! This guy spent his whole life killing the beauty that creates us! He got what he deserved! Those elephants are smarter than we are and he found that out the hard way.lol.

Sarah
Community Member
5 years ago

Shouldn't be hunting these animals in the first place, many of them are becoming endangered.

George Perrin
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone who hunts for sport deserve to die this way..keep your shit about game parks helping conservation

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago

Thanks god he's dead. It's sad that an elephant's life was lost. But hopefully, many animals will be spared now.

John Ogrady
Community Member
5 years ago

Deserved to die, just as all cowardly hunters of innocent animals that kill for fun do. Gutless scum, join the army and shoot at people that can shoot back.

Julien Le Dû
Community Member
5 years ago

Well Done Elephant!

Asish Siwa
Community Member
5 years ago

hunter hunted....!!!!!!! great!!!!!!!

Fiona Sutherland
Community Member
5 years ago

Revenge is sweet.

Nolene Wimmer
Community Member
5 years ago

Hurrah the hunter got his just desserts.

fluffy_ninja_owl
Community Member
5 years ago

he deserved it

Scott Humphreys
Community Member
5 years ago

PAY BACK

Gaby Cocco
Community Member
5 years ago

Good riddance. I am only sad he didn't die sooner.

Arturo Rubenstein
Community Member
5 years ago

He got what he deserved.

Catherine Grey
Community Member
5 years ago

So sorry about the elephant :(

Serif Pines
Community Member
5 years ago

Good

Brad Bass
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunter deserved it, or worse. Why this is news though is beyond me.

Brad Bass
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunter deserved it. Why this is news is beyond me.

Pat Forsner
Community Member
5 years ago

Too bad, I guess he got what he deserved.

Melody Brocke
Community Member
5 years ago

I honestly hope that a majority of this comment section is being sarcastic. While I do not agree with the senseless killing of animals, human life should always be valued above animal.

Beaver-Moose
Community Member
5 years ago

Why are people happy that the hunter died? This man had a life and a soul, and possibly a family.

Melody Brocke
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree 100%. It's sad to see so many people place more value on animal life than human :/

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Janice Cavanaugh
Community Member
5 years ago

no words....karma's a bitch!!!

Annemarie Heyns
Community Member
5 years ago

He got what he deserved and I wish this upon all hunters..

Annemarie Heyns
Community Member
5 years ago

He got what he deserved and I wish this upon any hunter...

Leylton Bertolim
Community Member
5 years ago

E que seu lugar no inferno está bem guardado !! E que seu lugar no inferno seja bem guardado !! And may your place in hell be well guarded !!

Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh FFS. I can't believe the comments here. Big Game hunters pay for the protected areas and sanctuaries. That's where a lot of the conservation money comes from. Overall they increase populations. Look, I've been vegetarian for nearly 20 years and I don't even kill a bug if I can help it, and even though I hate the thought of any animal being killed, I understand the importance of these hunts. I just hope that every single person cranky at this hunt doesn't eat meat or else you're a humungous hypocrite. You'll eat a McNugget while talking about what a shame it is to kill animals. Oh, wait, it's a shame to kill the ones YOU like. I get it. *palmface*.

Meggy Princess
Community Member
5 years ago

i am not against the hunter but...to kill them then to take picture..this is terrible

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Leylton Bertolim
Community Member
5 years ago

E que seu lugar no inferno esteja bem guardado!! And may your place in hell be well guarded !!

Jo Chrisco
Community Member
5 years ago

God works in mysterious ways :)

'Dazy Chen
Community Member
5 years ago

這些惡劣的獵人都該下地獄, 死前也應該得到逞罰!

Olivia Faleri Kisilenko
Community Member
5 years ago

Elephants are beautiful creatures, human life is also important. I can't understand the enjoyment of killing such beautiful majestic creatures. I wish the death of a human life would end the hunt of elephants. This is a sad story that probably won't make much difference.

Ana Esparza
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma

Marie DM
Community Member
5 years ago

Now he knows what it feels like to be hunted to death. Oh wait, no he can't, he died.

Amina Hays
Community Member
5 years ago

He deserved to die and his family deserve him being dead. To be part of a family with a monster like him, means they're monsters too. Cunts.

Emi Lonardo
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma is a bitch!

Kwblaze
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol

Akiko Chan
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope he rots in hell.

kiuth
Community Member
5 years ago

I just thought how bad he is but the I remembered the amount of meat I have eaten in last days...

Iapetos
Community Member
5 years ago

Rest in hell, Botha. I feel sorry for the elephant. It's a stupid way to die.

Meggy Princess
Community Member
5 years ago

they are so stupid and they are proud for that ,i hate you hunters !!!!

Acucena Freitas
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma is a bitch. He killed animals for no reason and he was killed by them. Shame on the elephant killed, on the animals he helped killing and on the poor kids left without a father. I've a split emotion, although I think he had it coming...

Sasha Bharti
Community Member
5 years ago

There is a very specific word beginning with C that decides this nasty human being! What goes around comes around!

Acucena Freitas
Community Member
5 years ago

Karma is a bitch. He killed animals for no reason and he was killed by one of them. Shame on the elefant that died. on all the animals he killed and help killing and on the poor kids left without a father. Honestly I've a split emotion, although I think he had it coming.

Melody Brocke
Community Member
5 years ago

I honestly hope that the majority of these comments are sarcastic. While I do not agree with the senseless killing of animals, human life should always be valued above animal. If not, there is something seriously wrong with our humanity :/

Sunset Pitcher
Community Member
5 years ago

Hunters are shit heads

ilani
Community Member
5 years ago

Good. What a disgusting human. 1 nasty hunter down, many more to go. #teamelephant

nameme the undieing
Community Member
5 years ago

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#team human

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sneakcollector
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope that his death was long enduring and cruel. This dirty shit deserves to die most cruelly for killing such beautiful endangered animal

PetruF
Community Member
5 years ago

All articles on this kind of subjects are loaded with hatred in the comment section. Not only on BP - anywhere on the internet. Do we really thirst for blood as bad as these guys we loathe? I agree. They're cowards. They stoop about as low as our species can. But I don't agree with the victory dance around a man's corpse. Whatever the man's history. And are we really in a position to judge whether Karma did it's job right or not? This is not coming from religion or any type of activism. I believe it's just common sense to feel sorry for both the animals he tortured/killed and the man himself. I can't say if it's good or bad that he died this way. I can only see it as nature's way of spitting out what doesn't help it grow. Which, most probably, it will ultimately do with all of us if we keep the same direction.

OJ
Community Member
2 months ago

agree

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Hans Kaiser
Community Member
5 years ago

He deserves what he got. There is no 'sport' involved with this, it's merely a little man with a small penis trying to puff out his chest and pretend he's a man. But he's just a coward, like all big game hunters. piece o' crap.

C**tRetard
Community Member
5 years ago

The Elaphant desevers to die for doing this sh**

Ruby & Meem
Community Member
5 years ago

What an a**hole. Really wish his death would happen in a loop so he would feel that pain again and again and again. Really sad that the elephants didn't kill all the other hunters along! All these hunters deserve this same kind of death!

Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
5 years ago

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I'm more interested in whether or not he was hunting legally or not.

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
5 years ago

The tusks he is posing with are from a big tusker (particularly big male elephants).There are only few left,they are protected, so-illegal

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Devin Ryan
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5 years ago

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https://gothunts.com/see-what-happens-to-an-elephant-after-elephant-hunting/

Sofia Bellavista
Community Member
5 years ago

So your source in defence of game hunting is a game hunting agency that sells hunting trips. Not biased at all. Surely no marketing involved

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Dutch Panda
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5 years ago

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Was he hunting on a reservation, thus helping the population by paying big bucks for support or was it in the wild?

Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago

Yes, people jump to, "hunters are evil". If you eat meat, you support an industry that kills millions of animals. I don't agree with hunting, but it's no more evil that killing millions of cows. In addition (as stated above, these hunters often pay thousands of dollars which goes to conserving the land these animals live on. Without it, much of the habitat would be destroyed.

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