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May 15, 2013
Elephant Crushes Suspected Poacher to Death in Zimbabwe - 9

An accused elephant poacher got a lot more than he bargained for when the Zimbabwean tusker he was after crushed him to death.

Authorities say Solomon Manjoro was found – or rather what was left of him was found – by rangers in the Charara reserve, near Zimbabwe's Lake Kariba in late April. Zimbabwe's government controlled Sunday Mail reported that Solomon was killed by the elephant while poaching with friends Noluck Tafuruka and Godfrey Shonge. Those two men have been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms and various wildlife crimes.

While I find elephant poaching appalling, I find the Sunday Mail’s reporting of this incident even more so. This quote in particular: "The poacher was recently trampled to death by an elephant after he failed to gun down the jumbo during a hunting expedition."

Poaching is not hunting.  Poaching cannot occur during a hunting expedition.

Am I right?

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from pineywoods wrote 47 weeks 6 days ago

Typical liberal media anti-hunting propaganda method to link hunting with poaching in the minds of the public.

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from gjeffryes wrote 48 weeks 10 hours ago

Poaching is to hunting what armed robbery is to cashing your paycheck. Both are a universe apart. A just reward for any poacher.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 48 weeks 18 hours ago

I love it when justice taken by an elephant. Killing a low life poacher couldn't happen to a better person.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 48 weeks 1 day ago

Hi...

It would be hard to believe anything written in a "government-controlled" newspaper, wouldn't it?

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from Blue Ox wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

After a long day at work, there's nothing better than coming home to a frosty beverage & a feel-good story such as this.
Makes my day.

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from kkok wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

need to put it down before it stomps a little child

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from huntfishtrap wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

If he was indeed poaching, then I guess he got what was coming to him.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

Next thing you'll see if why he didn't get the shot off in "self-defense" while he was ILLEGALLY POACHING

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from DSMbirddog wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

You are correct. Poaching is not hunting and he wasn't on a hunting expedition. He was breaking the law.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

You are correct. Poaching is not hunting and he wasn't on a hunting expedition. He was breaking the law.

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from officerdom1987 wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

Next thing you'll see if why he didn't get the shot off in "self-defense" while he was ILLEGALLY POACHING

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from Blue Ox wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

After a long day at work, there's nothing better than coming home to a frosty beverage & a feel-good story such as this.
Makes my day.

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from LovesOutdoors wrote 48 weeks 18 hours ago

I love it when justice taken by an elephant. Killing a low life poacher couldn't happen to a better person.

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from pineywoods wrote 47 weeks 6 days ago

Typical liberal media anti-hunting propaganda method to link hunting with poaching in the minds of the public.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

If he was indeed poaching, then I guess he got what was coming to him.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 48 weeks 1 day ago

Hi...

It would be hard to believe anything written in a "government-controlled" newspaper, wouldn't it?

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from gjeffryes wrote 48 weeks 10 hours ago

Poaching is to hunting what armed robbery is to cashing your paycheck. Both are a universe apart. A just reward for any poacher.

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from kkok wrote 48 weeks 2 days ago

need to put it down before it stomps a little child

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