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Patriot games: Killing a rhino for the good old red, white, and blue!

OK, so you’ve hunted down one of the most targeted species on earth and ended its life with some high-velocity projectiles from a safe distance. You have your trophy, and maybe you get an erection from it or something.

But what’s with the flag? You’re in Africa somewhere, you’re on foreign soil, killing a local animal, and only through the graces of a local government desperate for your rich-ass money. What’s going through your mind — are you claiming the animal in the name of the rest of us back here in the US of A? For what reason?

Do these yahoos not realize that it’s primarily Americans who are driving the trophy hunting industry in Africa, and killing at a prodigious rate not seen in previous decades? Do they not know that by proclaiming “this here rhino was destroyed by Americans,” it only makes them part of the majority of big game killers?

We couldn’t find any identifying information about these American patriots, but you’d think if they were claiming this kill on behalf of the rest of us, they’d be proud to have their names attached to it, right?


Can someone help us give these brave hunters the notoriety they deserve?


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 7, 2019 at 20:00

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Tony Ortega is a journalist who was formerly the editor of The Village Voice. He’s written about Scientology since 1995, and in May 2015 released a book about Scientology’s harassment of Paulette Cooper titled ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely,’ and more recently a compilation of his stories, ‘Battlefield Scientology.’ He continues to monitor breaking developments in the Scientology world, as well as other subjects at The Underground Bunker. You can reach him by sending him a message at tonyo94 AT (Drop him a line if you’d like to get an e-mail whenever a new story is posted.)


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