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Why Hunters Shouldn’t Invoke Hitler When Whining About Animal-Rights Advocates

German Federal Archive Photo

German Federal Archive Photo

It should come as no surprise that an enthusiastic participant in the slaughter of certain populations isn’t able to appreciate the irony of invoking Hitler when complaining about the outraged resistance.

Case in point: Tony Makris, the bloodlust-full host of a recently canceled hunting show called Under Wild Skies, inadvertently revealed his intellectual shortcomings (among others, for which he’s long tried to compensate) by drawing a comparison between The F├╝hrer’s modus operandi and animal-rights advocates’ worldview.

Makris became the target of criticism after broadcasting footage of himself gunning down an elephant in Botswana.

On September 27, Media Matters for America reported that “Makris defended his controversial killing of an elephant … by claiming that opponents of elephant hunting have a philosophy similar to Hitler’s. … On the NRA News show Cam & Company, Makris offered a number of rationales for shooting the elephant, including suggesting that people who oppose elephant hunting but accept other forms of hunting are practicing ‘animal racism.'”

Makris’ quarrel with those who value the lives of certain species more than others would be entirely reasonable were he not of the loathsome and arrogant belief that man is the great evaluator.

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