Trophy hunting is rejected by all animal lovers. It’s difficult to comprehend that individuals relish murdering endangered creatures like lions and rhinos.
Many species have been driven to extinction as a result of this “sport,” yet despite opposition from conservation groups, it is still allowed in many locations.
However, the animal kingdom has its own sense of justice at times… and one hunter met his fate, which may be defined as “karma.”
Scott Van Zyl was a well-known South African prize hunter. Van Zyl also had a “safari” firm where he took clients on large game hunts in addition to being a hunter himself.
Lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and elephants were among his prey.
Van Zyl went on one of his hunting trips to Zimbabwe in 2017… He didn’t return this time, though.
The hunter set out with a pack of hounds and a local tracker, according to the BBC. He went off on his own in search of crocodiles, and when his tracker dogs returned without him, he was presumed gone.
His footsteps and luggage were discovered along the riverbank. The crocodiles were inspected by local authorities… and discovered human remains that were proven to be Van Zyl’s through a DNA test.
Many individuals wrote when the story emerged that he deserved it, that it was retribution for killing so many animals.
While One Green Planet does not condone the hunter’s death, it believes the story demonstrates why trophy hunting should be prohibited since it puts hunters’ lives at jeopardy.
They commented, “Let’s be honest, Zyl shouldn’t have gone hunting in the first place.” “We have to ask ourselves if the ‘thrill of the chase’ is truly worth endangering your own life – while knowingly killing the lives of others.”
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