Shiver

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One week ago.
I read the title of this article in GQ.
Paused.
Then read the sub-title.
And stepped away.
I couldn’t bear to read anymore. (I couldn’t read more than the title and the subtitle.)
And I haven’t be able to scrape the words or images out of my mind since then.

Here it is: Elephants


Photography: Gregory Colbert

 

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  1. You know I think you rock the blogworld my friend, but I don’t think I can read this..

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Brilliant …. yet sad!M

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  3. She thinks she’s done a great deed. Guess her steroids, body building, are really work! SMGDH …

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  4. this makes me so very sad.

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  5. People who shoot game have enormous egos. Future generations will not have a chance to see the majesty of elephants, or any game who’s head looks good on a wall. Elephants feel so deeply, it’s almost killing another person. They stay in groups and it’s the senior females job to take them back to where the water is. It’s a high I can live without. I’ll go jump out of plane or go diving. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    • Yes. I’m with you.

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      • I love your site. The reader gets a wide variety of topics and photos. I can tell you really enjoy music. Where do you find all the interesting music? I look forward each day to what you will bring. 🙂

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        • Hi. Thank you. I appreciate the kind words and the feedback. As to the music, great question. Some are shared with me by family and friends. Others come across subscription sites on Youtube. I have eclectic taste so I manage to find music I love across a number of sites and genres. Thanks again for sharing – you made my day.

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  6. Answer – a bloody idiot who I would quite like to chase around with a gun for fun of course!!

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  7. I did read the article, and it was interesting reporting. I don’t think the writer liked the idea of killing an elephant anymore than I do. What is so sad is that because of killings, both legal and illegal, the elephant may well become endangered.

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  8. Can’t/won’t read. The image was enough.

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  9. Lovely!

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  10. “Death is this. Death is the elephant taking the first shot in the forehead, and the second in its neck, slumping, listing right, taking two in the hip, struggling, sinking, turning, taking one through the ear and not moving anymore. As it was in the beginning, and as it always will be: one in the forehead, one in the neck, two in the hip, one in the ear, world without end.” – I was pretty much sobbing at this point. Who shoots an elephant??? Someone heartless.

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    • Yes. I’m with you Carol. I couldn’t even read your comment. Pains me.

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      • I know it’s so difficult to read the words…and at one time, I would not, but I force myself to now. My feeling is that we need to face head-on what we as a species are capable of doing to see it for what it really is and to fight the horror in whatever little ways that we can. By not reading, by not looking, we shield ourselves from the evil which exists and by shielding ourselves, it makes it all less real. But it is real, and it is shameful that humans are capable of such heartless acts.

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  11. This is a subject I care deeply about. I can almost (not quite) forgive those “important” people for going on their hunting (killing) safaris – even Queen Elizabeth used to go on them in her younger years – but surely we’ve become more educated and compassionate about our animals and nature since those early ignorant days.

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    • Not sure we all have become more educated and compassionate…

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      • I know. I just look at the world news and wonder if 90% of the world’s population is still living as they did in the Dark Ages. Along with that comes that egomania that gives some killers of animals the misguided idea that their trophy builds them up. I think if they have to kill an animal for a trophy they’re sadly insecure, stupid, and unfeeling. I can’t imagine being good friends with anyone who would kill one of Africa’s Big Five. It’s not like they need the meat to survive. Despicable acts!

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  12. This would not be a typical read for me. I am so glad I did, tho’. Thanks for posting.

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  13. me either. sad. very sad.

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  14. Tried the link, David; all I got was a white screen, which, after reading through the above comments, I’m quite pleased about.
    Shiver – says it all… (So glad I don’t have those images in my mind – my imagination is doing cartwheels, though). Too sad..

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  15. I’m grateful that my computer couldn’t load the article very fast this morning. When I saw the title of the article, I stopped the download. Just can’t go there.

    Elephants are sacred to me—intelligent, loving, compassionate beings. I support as much anti-poaching activity as I can. And, of course, I keep a Pinterest board devoted to them.

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  16. Thank you for the warning David, I did not even look

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