The good news is that an African — or Cape — buffalo recently killed a hunter in Zimbabwe. The bad news is that the buffalo died defending himself.
According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, “A British man working as a professional hunter on a private game reserve in Zimbabwe has been killed by a wounded buffalo he was trying to shoot. Owain Lewis, 67, had been tracking the animal for three days to finish it off after it was shot and injured by a visiting American hunter he was escorting.”
Paul Smith, whose business, Chifuti Hunting Safaris, helps impotent Neanderthals feel powerful by visiting death on other species, was quoted in The Daily Telegraph story as saying, “It was a very tough fight. Owain’s neck was broken but the apprentice did manage to kill the buffalo.”
No, Mr. Smith, it was not “a very tough fight.” It was a senseless murder that didn’t go according to Mr. Lewis’ bloodthirsty plan.
“It is a tragedy,” Mr. Smith told The Daily Telegraph, presumably referring to Mr. Lewis’ brutal death.
What is tragic, Mr. Smith, is that magnificent creatures suffer violent deaths at the hands of savage men seeking spiritual and financial reward.