We know what Walter Palmer likes to do; kill the rarest and the biggest animal for his entertainment and then stick a stuffed part of the carcass on the office wall of his dental practice. A perverted individual. What some people might not realise is that as long ago as December 2011 Mark Zuckerberg, the well-known, billionaire, founder and CEO of Facebook, was developing a burgeoning taste for hunting himself.
He had started small with chickens, goats and pigs (throat slit with a knife we are told) and even a lobster but then quite quickly moved on to a bison which he had shot. He had the bison’s head affixed to the wall of a conference room favoured by his wife at the Facebook offices. He had it put up while she was away as some sort of strange gift to welcome her return, which implies that she likes hunting as well. Perhaps he is doing it to please her. Perhaps she lead him down the hunting path. Perhaps also he declared this new aspect of his life to the world on his website to present a more macho image of himself (like Putin) because he is distinctly nerdy and weedy looking.
Zuckerberg had learned to hunt having obtained a gun licence. Since that time he has been killing larger and larger animals.
Mark Zuckerberg killed the bison in September 2011. On his Facebook page at around that time he posted a photograph captioned “Bison Burgers”. He named the bison “Billy”.
The Daily Mail newspaper tells us that Mark Zuckerberg has a “personal challenge” to eat only what he kills. He also says that we should appreciate where our food comes from. I agree that we should appreciate where our food comes from and be more concerned about it but the solution is not to hunt animals and then eat them. There is no place in the world, in 2015, for hunting of any kind.
About four years has elapsed since the killing of Billy and I wonder how many other animals he has killed since then and eaten. Or perhaps he had a change of heart. We appear to have no further news about his then developing desire to kill animals. Perhaps he decided to be less open about this aspect of his life.
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