Karma is a crushing, giant elephant
Karma is real, and in this case it’s a few tons of wounded elephant crushing you to death.
Theunis Botha, 51, was a big game hunter who specialized in leading packs of rich people on hunting expeditions to kill lions and leopards. MSN reports he was leading a hunt with clients in Zimbabwe when the group accidentally walked into the middle of a breeding herd of elephants.
“Three of the elephant cows charged the hunters. Mr Botha fired a shot from his rifle but he was caught by surprise by a fourth cow that stormed them from the side,” MSN reports. “One of the hunters shot the elephant after she lifted Botha with her trunk.” The elephant then collapsed on top of Botha.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) May 22, 2017
Botha “would often travel to the United States to find wealthy customers to take part in trophy hunting in southern Africa.” Although he specialized in hunting leopards and lions, the Washington Post reports there were photos on his Facebook page showing him standing over an elephant’s body and holding giant ivory tusks. Botha also had a YouTube channel where he documented the hunts of several animals including elephants, lions, leopards, and buffalo.
— MSN Ireland (@msnireland) May 22, 2017
This is basically how you root for the villain to die at the end of any cartoon involving giant, smart, loving, wild animals hunted by horrible humans. And the internet is not in mourning over this, to say it in the gentlest way possible.
“And not one drop of sympathy was given to this guy…in his final moments of life after being flipped in the air by that majestic creature, I hope he felt all the fear and pain he inflicted upon so many animals he killed in his life.”
“There’s a significant overpopulation of big game hunters out there. It’s for the good of them all to keep their numbers in check. Glad the elephants are doing their part to prevent uncontrolled sport hunter growth.”
“My thoughts and prayers to the elephant and his family.”
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) May 21, 2017
If you make a living killing beautiful, majestic, endangered animals for sport — you will not be remembered kindly.
Rest in peace, elephant.