Guy Gorney has been one of the top hunters in the world. As a trophy hunter, he has hunted down numerous animals as his winnings. However, in recent news the hunter seems to be under fire from the public.
The public outrage is directed at Guy Gorney because a video of him currently resurfaced. The video shows how he killed a sleeping lion.
While Gorney has killed an approximate of 70 wild animals, people are still outraged by the video. Even tough people assume that the video is enough evidence of cruelty, there are many sides to the story.
This ‘hunter’ sneaked up on a SLEEPING #Lion and killed it!
How brave, how sporting – HOW CUNTISH!!!
According to the @NatGeo
magazine, the Lion will have disappeared from the African continent in 2050!!!! RT if you want a GLOBAL ban on ALL #trophyhunting NOW!! @RickyGervais pic.twitter.com/F5qcOpE0ix
— PROTECT ALL WILDLIFE (@Protect_Wldlife) March 18, 2019
Before diving in to explore the various perspectives, the video should be properly examined. This footage was shared on Twitter by @Protect_Wldlife.
The handle belongs to a company based in the UK which advocates for the rights of animals. The purpose of the video footage was to highlight the cruel way the sleeping lion was shot – not once but thrice.
The respective video being discussed shows Guy Gorney shooting thrice at a sleeping lion.
The video shows Gorney taking aim at the wild animal in the initial few seconds of the video. He is seen to be wearing a Safari garb that helps in identifying him.
At the same time, there’s another audio presence in the video. It is assumed that the person is the gamekeeper. He is the one who can be heard guiding Gorney while he takes his aim.
The camera later pans on to the lion that is sleeping. Gorney fires his first shot that wakes the lion in pain.
The pain is visible as the sound of the lion’s pain could be easily heard in the video. Before, the wild animal could make sense of what was happening, the hunter fired two more shots.
These finally killed him, while the gamekeeper was heard asking Gorney to stop firing after the third shot.
Later, the gamekeeper congratulates Gorney and they have a celebratory handshake. The video continues to show the two approaching the lifeless lion.
The gamekeeper remarks, “A very nice lion”, and congratulates the trophy hunter once again through a pat on the back. The lion’s dead face is zoomed into and the gamekeeper calls the hunted animal, ‘exceptional’.
Public Reaction Towards The Video
The caption for the footage called for an end to trophy hunting and remarked on the ‘cuntish’ behavior of Gorney.