The boss of a trophy hunting company is emailing tourists with hunting deals to entice them to his ranch in South Africa during the pandemic.
Carl Knight, 47, is offering the discounted excursions to South Africa and Zimbabwe, both wrestling with coronavirus crises, in a bid to appeal to new customers.
The deals from Take Aim Safari claim unbeatable rates and lures tourists with the promise of slaying lions, leopards and elephants, and legally shipping them back home.
A news outlet said that Carl Knight charges $14,000 (£10,000 for an elephant trophy and $20,000 (£14,500) for a lion plus hunting expenses, and he claimed that endangered animals are abundant at the moment due to the continuing pandemic.
The news outlet approached bragging Carl Knight about his vulgar deals, but he insisted it was no problem, and he said that he appreciated the advertising. He also said that they should keep it up there because he didn’t give a s**t, and then went onto say that their hunts were legal and whether they liked it or not it was of no significance to him.
Eduardo Goncalves from the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting has called for Carl Knight to be stripped of his British citizenship, and the US government said that lions could be gone from the wild by 2050.
Yet Carl Knight is still selling profitable hunts in these and other endangered animals to make money for himself and to put a sick smile on the face of those who enjoy killing animals just for sport.
Damian Aspinall of animal charity The Aspinall Foundation said that trophy hunting was repulsive and has to stop, and that we should be doing all we can to help these endangered animals to flourish in the wild and that it was our moral duty.
Carl Knight was born in Epsom, Surrey, but now lives in Johannesburg with his wife and two sons.
He continued that the trophy hunting industry was the world’s sickest so-called sport and that it needed to be consigned to the dustbin.
The number of elephants in Africa has been cut from about 26 million in pre-colonial times to 400,000 today, and that since the 1990s, lion numbers in the wild in Africa have further decreased to about 24,000.
And now MPs are demanding an instant prohibition on trophy imports to the United Kingdom, with Boris Johnson pledging to ban them in his manifesto.
When will these ignorant mortals learn that they can’t disrespect the animal world, but of course, they can’t seem to find anything to satisfy their worthless lives besides killing these magnificent animals.
However, if their hunting is legal in these countries, that means that the animal conservation societies are fighting an upward battle to try and prevent it, so their governments need to protest against the killings at the highest level.
All wildlife should not be touched, and these people are just vicious hunters. But these people are not such brave men because if they were they wouldn’t have rifles and weaponry. Let them fight with just what they were born with, instead of being cowardly and spineless.
And you’ve got to be cruel, sick and barbaric to want to kill such magnificent animals and look happy about it, but this is all about money and the people who do this have no shame, and it’s morally wrong to hunt and kill these animals, but sadly they only see the money coming in, and it just proves what lengths these people will go, to increase their bank balance.