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Arsenal owner bows to pressure and censors big game killing from his TV channel

Kronke hunting TV

 

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has bowed to pressure. The UK version of his bloodsports channel will not broadcast big-game hunting, an utterly barbaric and wholly sad hobby for psychopathic dentists. (Yes, I now that’s tautological, but you take the point.)

The UK version of subscription service MyOutdoorTV, run by Kroenke’s Sports and Entertainment, was to show footage of men and women dressed in camouflage gear posing with inedible animals they’ve killed for fun. Now you’ll only get to see Bob and Mary-Jo grinning next to dead rarer breeds in the US.

Kroenke spokesman Jim Liberatore says that “in light of the public interest” there’ll be lots of to-deadline deaths but not of any big-game animals. They’ll be shot off-camera, like Aintree horses and Celebrity Big Brother losers. “While many on both sides of this issue have made their voices heard,” adds Liberatore, “and this content is only available through paid subscriptions, Stan Kroenke has directed us to remove all content related to those animals in light of the public interest.”

Liberatore added some guff about Kroenke being there for animal welfare, in the way that Mr Toff is there to support foxes who if it weren’t for hunting would died of boredom and lack of exercise. “He has a decades-long track record of environmental stewardship,” Liberatore continues, “working with conservationists, hydrologists, microbiologists, and others to responsibly manage habitat and enhance wildlife preservation.”

You can just imagine the animals and birds camped outside Mr Kroenke’s fencing, waiting for the chance to leap inside and be cared for by his welfare state.

PS: Of course, if you’re stinking rich, as Kroenke is, and really love animals why not just buy a large swathe of land and leave them alone?

Posted: 4th, August 2017 | In: Arsenal, News, Sports, TV & Radio | Comment


Dog named Trigger shoots owner

trigger dog gun, guns

 

To Indiana, where local brains’ trust rep Allie Carter, 25, is out hunting waterfowl. She puts down her 12-gauge shotgun. Trigger her gun dog Labrador steps on the weapon, and she’s shot in the foot.

No birds were hurt but a few got belly pains from laughing.

 

bird hunter shot

 

 

Carter is now on the mend.

Spotter

Posted: 28th, October 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Hunters mistakenly enter zoo and kill two elk

elks shot

 

To  Norway shot dead two elk only to realise seconds later that they had been shooting through the fence into a zoo.

“I reacted with disbelief, and the first few seconds afterwards were pretty unreal,” says Heinz Strathmann, the chief executive of Polar Park zoo, north of the town of Narvik. Two hunters out shooting elk spotted their prey – in the zoo.

“I think this is very sad, and it’s not okay. We had five elk, now we have only three.”

The hunters rang the zoo, explaining that their elk hounds had managed to get inside the elk enclosure, and then given chase, preventing the hunters from realising that they were shooting into a zoo.

“This is a regrettable mistake made in connection with lawful hunting on the outside of the park,” says Arne Nysted, chairman of the wildlife tribunal in Troms County. “It was a fatal error, but everyone understands that it was not done at all on purpose.”

 

Posted: 20th, October 2015 | In: Reviews, Strange But True | Comment


Hunter Shooting Dead Dear Shoots Hunter’s Buttocks

THE turkey shoot in Dutchess County, New York. Hunter 1 has shot and kileld a deer. He’s hauling it to his truck:
The second hunter saw the deer moving, thought it was alive, fired and struck the first hunter in the hand and buttocks.
Must have gotten in his line of sight

Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Strange But True | Comments (2)


Christian Pastor Wears Elk Head And Antlers For Annual Elk Hunting Sermon

elk church 1

TO Tveta Church in Värmland County, Sweden, where the annual “elk hunt sermon” is being led by pastor Maria Carlsson wearing a elk head and antlers. Says she:

“I’ve been thinking about it all autumn. I wanted to do something fun and a little different. I really wanted it. I’m the only active pastor in the area who is also a licenced hunter, so it seemed fitting. I saw this elk mask in a costume shop and then it hit me, ‘That’s it! That’s what I’m going to do.’ But it was sort of hard to see with the mask on my head, so I was a big concerned I might trip and fall.”

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Posted: 19th, October 2013 | In: Strange But True | Comment


How I Killed The Tiger – Being An Account of My Encounter With A Royal Bengal Tiger: pictures from a 1902 hunt

IN the early 20th Century, tiger hunting was all the rage. King George V went looking for them after a good lunch with the Nepalese King. In 1902, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Sheffield  went tiger hunting. He recorded his adventures in How I killed the tiger; being an account of my encounter with a royal Bengal tiger.

He tells his readers:

My main purpose in writing this little book, was to place in a permanent form a description of my wonderful preservation from death in a chance encounter with a Royal Bengal Tiger. My life had been adventurous up to that time. I had shot big game of various kinds. But this episode, so marvellous in itself, so important in its influence upon my after life and character, marks the close of my career as a hunter of big game.

These are the plates:

how i killed a tiger

 

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Posted: 18th, May 2013 | In: Flashback, Key Posts | Comment (1)


Army of Nazi raccoons defeat Germany

AMERICA are once again staking a claim of winning WWII, this time, with an army of raccoons. You heard right. The bushy tailed north American invaders were freed in the wild on the orders of Luftwaffe chief Hermann Goering, and now, they’re breaking into the houses of Germany seeking shelter and food from a cold snap.

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Posted: 29th, October 2012 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Heart transplant girl lives her dream by killing a 335-pound bear

HERE’S something to think about. To Stetsonville, Wisconsin, survivalist Kaitlynn Bessette, 11, has killed /murdered a 335-pound bear. Kaitlynn Bessette says:

“I felt thankful, like really thankful I shot a bear.”

What a little nutter, eh?

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Posted: 5th, October 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (7)


Morrissey Talks About David Cameron, Like You Care

MORRISSEY, rock’s longest face, has refuted claims that he banned suet faced Prime Minister David Cameron from his dressing room at a concert.

The fact is, Mozza probably didn’t have to ban Cameron from his shows because the coalition leader will have no doubt been sneered at by bespectacled Smiths fans, all pathetically grazing his back with their well thumbed Morrissey scrapbooks, pomade and NHS hearing aids.

Seeing as Cameron is a Tory, he’s completely oblivious to criticism. You could call him the most unspeakable insult right to his puddingy head, and he’d spin it into some kind of discourse about something so tedious, that you’ll end up killing yourself at his feet, which he’d then use as encouragement to carrying the devastating cuts, as tribute to you.

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Posted: 21st, April 2011 | In: Music | Comment


Spare The Red Grouse This Glorious 12th And Target The Ruling Class

TAKE a good look at this bird: from tomorrow August 12th this is fair game for shooters on grouse moors throughout Northern England and Scotland.
By August 26 a huge proportion of Britain’s Red Grouse stock will have been blown to bits for the edification and entertainment of the Euro Establishment.

Landowners claim the slaughter is essential for local economies and supports the running costs of highland estates (lower case ‘h’ since these highlands are moors throughout Britain).

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Posted: 11th, August 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)