Have we finally reached peak Cecil the lion? Could be…
Enter Piers Morgan to the conversation, who was quite angry at the death of Cecil and tore into Walter Palmer — the Minnesota dentist who allegedly killed the lion — in a column for the Daily Mail yesterday.
The article has now gone viral and Piers is quite happy with its reception:
Although part of the column’s allure might be the ISIS-like bloodlust Piers directs at Dr. Palmer. As in, Palmer should be hunted down, skinned alive, beheaded and mounted on a wall:
If convicted, Dr Palmer now faces a prison sentence, but captivity seems way too good for him.
Instead, I’d like to introduce a new sport – Big Human Hunting.
I will sell tickets for $50,000 to anyone who wants to come with me and track down fat, greedy, selfish, murderous businessmen like Dr Palmer in their natural habit.
We’d lure him out with bait – in his case I suggest the fresh blood of one of his victims would be very effective as it seems to turn him on so much – and once lured, we would all take a bow and fire a few arrows into his limbs to render him incapable of movement.
Then we’d calmly walk over, skin him alive, cut his head from his neck, and took a bunch of photos of us all grinning inanely at his quivering flesh.
This may sound harsh, but if you ask Dr Palmer, it’s really not.
It’s just ‘the law of the jungle’ and anyway, he’s at an age now where this would be the ‘humane’ thing to do.
Like Cecil, he’s an ageing, greying creature eeking out the last quarter of his life. He’s going to die soon enough anyway, right?
Once we’d finished our jubilant paparazzi session, we would then take Dr Palmer’s head and skin and have them framed for our office walls.
A gleaming monument to our great skill and courage.
I’d even keep his teeth, so we could forever see his ‘dazzling smile’.
What’s scarier, however, are all the people who agree with Piers. Just a few examples:
Wow. Where’s Twitter support on this? Nobody gets suspended over these tweets?
As for Piers, the next time he asks why Americans need guns, the answer is simple: to protect ourselves from British journalists.
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