The ever-mighty Vladimir Putin kills a tiger and saves a small village of gophers a TV crew:
MOSCOW – He’s driven a big truck, flown in a Russian fighter jet and fished shirtless on national television. Now comes Vladimir Putin’s latest image-boosting escapade, a visit to a Russian wildlife preserve that gave him the chance to wear camouflage, stalk through the woods and shoot a tiger — all for a good cause.
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In a related story – Sarah Palin kills Bambi’s mother, is not a competition to the great Putin-man:
You know what’s really disturbing about this is that Putin actually tranquillized the tiger so that they could place a tracking collar on it, in a conservation effort for the highly endangered species. Palin on the other hand just plain likes killing animals. There is a sad irony there, a sad irony indeed.
It is really disturbing that people of supposed prominence who influence world opinion instead of giving all the right paradigms of conservation and protecting the environment they go and do something gormless as killing a tiger – when all tigers are endangered species. Once again it proves how stupid and criminals human beings really are. Humans are indeed the worst animals which is why I now become far more sad when a tiger is killed rather than if a human being is killed or dies. I know it sounds but I really cannot seem to love humans any more…….they are by far the worst species of living thing on our planet. Why do they have to tamper with everything…..and something else, wildlife should be left on its own to roam the land as it once did and no matter if this creates conflict with humans. Who are we to decide on a wild animal’s and the environment’s fate? I agree, Palin on the other hand is completely mad and just likes killing anything that moves. Maybe she should start killing humans also……Alaska would be better off without them…….She says that when climate change really takes hold in two years or so that ice will disappear from Alaska and start to form in Arizona and Nevada saying that she will start to move seals and polar bears to the desert areas being utterly convinced that they are able to live there.
I AM AGAINST ALL THIS IDEA OF NOT LETTING ANIMALS LIVE IN THE WILD BECAUSE THEY ARE A THREAT TO HUMANS – SO THEY SHOULD BE – WHY ALL THIS SACROSANCT CRAP OF HUMAN LIVES……THE LIFE OF A BUMBLE-BEE OR OF A BIRD, OF A WOLF OR OF A TIGER IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT FOR NATURE THAN
THE LIFE OF A HUMAN…….AND AT LEAST THEY DO NOT GO AROUND DESTROYING EVERYTHING THEY COME INTO CONTACT WITH.
A GARDEN OR PARK OR INDEED A ZOO IS A SYNOPSIS OF MODERN CIVILIZATION – AN ANONYMOUS AND IGNORANT MODIFICATION OF NATURE.!
Mr Putin was merely demonstrating his superior Russian manliness to the effete Westerners.
He clearly is a superior human being in all regards – next up: Putin wins a spitting competition!
Well Victor it would seem that you have found your man in Putin: he does what he can to save tigers while gleefully annihilating Georgians, Chechens, journalists…