Bob Parsons’ elephant kill was a canned hunt

From Vanity Fair. “Interestingly, some upper-class hunting enthusiasts dismiss Parsons’s assault on the elephant as a cowardly excuse for a genuine safari. People say that his method of waiting for a wild animal to come feed on domestic crops—he bided his time undercover until his elephant [arrived?] to graze on planted sorghum—is equivalent to strategically baiting animals, which normally carries pejorative connotations among affluent sportsman.”

“One devoted hunter I know summed up the entire incident in the following cynical terms: “It has everything,” he said. “A rich fat American paying for a ‘canned hunt,’ pretending he is doing it as an act of condescending kindness, starving Africans behaving uncontrollably. It really nails all the great stereotypes.”

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/04/bob-parsons-shooting-an-elephant-on-safari-nails-the-worst-hunting-stereotypes.html

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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