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Reminder: Why Killing A Lion Is The Most Cowardly Thing You Can Do

I can't believe we still have to talk about this! WARNING: This post contains graphic photos of rare big-game hunting.

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It all began last year with Melissa Bachman.

Melissa Bachman is a TV host who mostly hosts hunting television programs. In November, she posted a picture with a dead male lion on her Facebook page with the caption:

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The internet reacted accordingly by losing its mind. And then this past week it happened again.

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Not cool. For anyone who has been on safari in Africa, you know just how fucked up it is to kill a lion. Here's why.

I spent a few days in Botswana last month with lion experts and filmmakers, Beverly and Dereck Joubert.

The two of them have been researching lions for 30 years. They've made 25 films for National Geographic

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So when Melissa Bachman or Kendall Jones or anyone who safari hunts posts pictures of their kills, I'm not impressed.

Now for the lions themselves.

Here were three things I learned:

1. Lions are big cats (duh). They act like them too.

2. They just sleep and sit around all day, like cats.

3. Lions do not give a shit about you. They see you as that big van. They don't mess with you.

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There was one instance when we were out with the lions and they sat next to our truck and used it as shade. They were literally three feet away from us.

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To sum things up:

Hunting a lion isn't very hard. To kill a lion you have to be a coward.

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