Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Lion Hunter Shot Dead
A Croatian big game hunter was shot dead in Africa while taking aim at a captive-bread lion in what is commonly known as a "canned hunt". Pero Jelinic had already killed one captive lion and was taking aim at another when he was shot in the head and killed. The incident is under investigation, but no killer, other than Jelinic, has been identified; he was hunting with two other Croatians at remote Leeubosch Lodge, near Setlagole. This inhumane industry has been condemned by conservationists and hunters alike; the list of objectors includes a prominent American hunting institution, Dallas Safari Club, which earlier this month issued a scathing statement denouncing captive bred lion hunts.