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Ricky Gervais might be loved by the countless fans of The Office around the world, and while we certainly appreciate his humor, we are fans mostly because he is an outspoken animal rights advocate. He has donated profits from his comedy tour to animals, has lent his voice to a number of causes, including speaking out against the dog and cat meat trade, puppy mills, and SeaWorld, and he regularly calls out and ridicules trophy hunters and animal abusers.

This time around, Gervais addresses poachers and trophy hunters (essentially the same thing) and has some choice words for those he calls “psychopaths” who “like shooting things.”

In the above video posted by LADbible on Facebook, Gervais focuses on rhinos and elephants, in particular, pointing out how utterly senseless it is to kill a rhino for its horn made out of keratin, the same material that makes up our own fingernails. He then notes how equally senseless it is to kill a magnificent elephant for the sake of “trinkets” and how maddening it is that trophy hunters give the excuse of “conservation” for their kills.

Gervais reiterates his standpoint, stating: “It’s not conservation; it’s rich psychos who like killing things.”

We could not have said it better ourselves! Every 15 minutes an African elephant is killed for its tusks, Asian elephants are being poached for their skin to make blood-red beaded jewelry, and the Northern White Rhino has already become virtually extinct, with only two living females in existence today. Thank you, Ricky, for calling viewers’ attention to these serious global epidemics that affect each and every one of us and the planet’s biodiversity as a whole.

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Ruth Eisenbud
11 Days ago

All the rants in the world will do nothing to end the brutal reign of terror of judeo.christian dominion.

Young children, the future trophy hunters of america, are taught to hunt for status at christian youth hunting ministries throughout the USA:

Rugged Cross Outdoors is a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization and will serve as the platform for our ministry—Missions trips to the Woods, Lakes, Fields and Streams. The organization was created to fulfill the ultimate plan that God has instilled in our hearts—to go out into the outdoor world and share the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to Glorifying Jesus Christ using what He has created to spread the Word of God while encouraging fellowship amongst outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Rugged Cross Outdoors also wholeheartedly values the next generation—our youth. In order for us to ensure God’s Kingdom will continue to advance as well as preserve the wonderful sport of hunting, we must reach out to everyone--adults, people with disabilities and/or life threatening illnesses and especially our youth! http://ruggedcrossoutdoors.org/about.php

When Jesus says it is OK to trophy hunt... there are no rants that will end this perversion.

Pamela Tate
12 Days ago

Killing these wonderful animals for fun, for body parts. These people should be hunted down and killed.There has to be something wrong mentally to want to kill a beautiful innocent animal. Absolute nutters.

12 Days ago

Bravo Ricky. Animals are not things though but living and feeling beings. Sorry, it bothers me when people call animals \'things\'. he is so right otherwise.

03 Oct 2018

Did you know that according to the Catholic Church / Jesuit teachings animals are considered "THINGS"?

“Brute beasts, not having understanding and therefore not being persons, cannot have any rights. The conclusion is clear. They are not autocentric. They are of the number of THINGS, which are another’s: they are chattels, or cattle. We have no duties to them…. Nor are we bound to any anxious care to make [their] pain as little as may be. Brutes are THINGS in our regard: so far as they are useful to use, they exist for us, not for themselves; and we do right in using them unsparingly for our need and convenience….” Jesuit Joseph Rickaby on the “so-called” rights of animals."

“…a Neapolitan peasant, having learned from his parish priest that animals are not ‘moral persons,’ can go home after Mass and with a clear conscience give his donkey a thorough taste of the switch.” – from “Men, Beasts, and Gods - A History of Cruelty and Kindness to Animals” by Gerald Carson

You never hear the Pope publicly condemn trophy hunting or any atrocity humans commit against animals, right?

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