“He is one of many wealthy individuals who are willing to spend in excess of £60,000 for the privilege of shooting a lion in South Africa. These lions are bred to be shot in so called canned hunting operations which have grown significantly in South Africa over the last decade.” (Animal Rights UK on Facebook):
Some selected comments from Facebook:
Leave the animals alone… If you want to shoot a species, humans are the way…release the murderers, rapists and pedophiles, get a film crew and let people go and hunt them (Dipash Chauhan).
Can we fundraise to hunt David Scholey, skin him and use him as a rug please?! I’ll set up the justgiving page! (Keeley Bennett)
I’m South African and proud of it! We love our wildlife and most of us have no time for idiots like this who think they can come to our shores; shoot our animals and line some arsehole’s pockets in the name of “sport”. Real men don’t need to be cruel to justify their manhood! Prick! (Gillian Benson)
My comment: typical Tory, pompous sh*t of a banker who no doubt supports fox hunting in the UK and badger culls etc.. Anything which involves killing animals. He is a dinosaur. One of the old-school pompous, rich, landed gentry who thinks he is above the law and that animals are things to shoot for pleasure.
Canned lion hunting is totally immoral. Lions are bred for the purpose and the ‘hunter’ enters an enclosure to shoot the lion who has nowhere to escape. It is a sick and pathetic way to get kicks.
My thanks to Sandy Murphey for sourcing this.