Hate emails & thieving neighbors!
Yet recently, because my website ranks pretty high up in google for some non hunting related terms, I have had a barrage of hate mail. This week I share with you some of these because they are quite funny and I must admit, I am still working on the story I intended to publish this week - it has become more than I thought it would.
Then I also share with you some information about thieves from South Africa - not the ones you read about all the time, those hijacking cars and shooting farmers as they sleep. No this is a more silent type of crime, yet one which remains an infringement - it is punishable by law but the heartache and frustration involved in trying to bring these guys to book is just too much. It has to do with PLAGIARISM and COPYWRITE THEFT and some PH's and Outfitters from South Africa.
For those of you who are regular readers of this newsletter, it is clear that I have a fondness for writing and some say I'm pretty good at it. I started this website back when the internet was young, I was one of the first to give clear concise information about Hunting in Africa - free of charge! So when someone takes something I have created, my life's work so to speak, and tries to pretend it is theirs, I get kind of pissed off. It confirms the belief that I have held about many South African PH's (NOT ALL SA PH's just some) - they are for the most part inexperienced and cannot help themselves at being dishonest in their attempts at gaining business.
In South Africa a common situation exists, if you shake a tree, a couple of PH's are bound to fall out and immediately claim they have as much experience if not more than you do! I get tired of this, there are so many of these wannabe's plying their trade across the continent who actually have absolutely no idea what it means to truly hunt a lion, or a leopard, or a buffalo, or an elephant.
Now, I understand that with the internet being the monster that it is, the laws of copywrite tend to be null and void, it is something which I have tried to remedy BUT in the end it only ends up frustrating the hell out of me, sending my blood pressure through the roof. Any infringement I have discovered by US owned website's or operators has immediately been rectified and most hastily apologized for - it is those who come from my own continent who are the real thieves - in particular the South Africans (Again I reiterate not all South African PH's and operators are like this, it is only a few).
The only remedy I have is to reveal who these transgressors are - mostly for my own satisfaction - BUT also it does say a few things about a person or organization:
Hennie Viljoen aka Hennie Viljoen Africa Hunting Safaris aka HennieV - this guy has been posting, what he passes as his own experience and advice, on many Hunting Forum website's, direct and unauthorized copies of SafariBwana's content. He pretends our accounts of how to hunt Buffalo and Elephant are actually his own experiences - poor fellow, I pity the day when he is faced by an angry buffalo or leopard! Fortunately all the US based sites have been most accommodating in removing our information - it is just the South African sites who ignore our requests. BIG A-hole!
KUKUZAN'S Hunting Safaris & Tours - these guys have more or less copied word for word many sections of the SafariBwana website, passing it off as their own and even using our maps. Despite being South African they have had to copy our write ups and information on this country - they can't even come up with their own original stuff about their own country! A-holes!
Hunt in Africa aka www.huntinafrica.com - I've had run in's with these guys before, seems they didn't listen - their whole section on "Hunting the Big 6 in Southern Africa" is a direct copy from SafariBwana.com. In addition their section on "Hunting in South Africa" is a direct copy of our work! A-holes!
THE HATE EMAILS
Fuck you for hunting elephants as a sport. You are disgusting masses of flesh disguised as human beings if this is something you actually take joy, pleasure, and pride from. I wish there was some alternate universe where endangered species were able to hunt you just for fun so that you could have a chance to experience what you do to other creatures. You could, one day, be responsible for the extinction of one of the most beautiful creatures on this planet. If only the world could push people like you towards extinction instead. Take a long hard look at what you are doing and what you are advertising on your website. Take some time to feel the shame of your actions, then put an end to them.
To whom it may concern: Is it true that the portrayed douches try to make up what they are lacking in the penis department by killing helpless animals? How is killing an animal using advanced weapons in any shape or form praiseworthy? You white boys buy yourself a gun, shoot an animal, and think you've accomplished something. On the website, you describe your measly hope-this-makes-me-look-tough adventures as something next-to-impossible. You don't face the same obstacles as the natives did (and still do) decades ago. For someone with a spear or an arrow, killing such a large animal for survival was a notable event. For you white pussies shooting with a gun, this is just an excuse for a cheap thrill because apparently you can't thrill in bed. Best Regards.
You sick people!
Apparently you "big boys" have NO BALLS! You think it makes you a "big man" to kill helpless creatures who are already in danger? Believe me I'd LOVE to shoot you and hang your sorry head on MY wall to laugh at! There's a SPECIAL PLACE in HELL for people like you! I CAN'T WAIT until your "sport" is OUTLAWED!!! I'll be sending your barbaric website to the 1000+ friends on my animal rights support list and hope they GIVE YOU HELL!!! YOU ARE A LOSER AND A DISGRACE TO ALL DECENT HUMAN BEINGS! I HOPE YOU GET EATEN BY A WILD ANIMAL!!!
I WONT MOUNT YOUR UGLY MUG WHEN I SHOOT YOU YA FUCKING BASTARDS
Oh my god are you stupid Hunting Africa's wildlife is cruel how about you run out there and let a buffalo or a Poor Elephant shoot you for body parts huh how about i hang your head on the wall hunting elephants is Illegal and so is hunting lions you nimrods if I ever hear any more poaching going on in africa and one of the people is from your site I'll Become a poacher and hunt YOU
You fucking bastards! I come from a family of hunters and have no problem with people hunting deer, moose, fowl, etc with the pretece of eating the creature and showing it some respect. I even enjoy shooting racoons with a pellet gun in my yard when they get into garbage. But think about how few lions are left in the wild! Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs, and all big cats are rapidly declining cuz of morons like your Safariwana. And its almost always annoying fuckin white South Africans or stupid fat Americans. These animals are the last of prehistoric felines. It took these beautiful animals millions of years to evolve, and people like you kill them for their furs or other personal gain. I would love to shoot a lion hunter and hang its pale or ****** face on my wall with pride. I hope someone shoots you. You guys should be trying to conserve the lion instead of kill it.
Stop killing animals !!!! or hunt them barehand, no guns, to see how tough you are. Little faggs, you people have no balls, If I had the chance, I would love to hunt you and your family down. Just like you do with poor animals. You make me sick FREAKS!!!!!
please answer me 1 question - how can you make a living out of killing these animals? Doesnt that play on your concious? Your poor sad individual, of all the things one can do with a precious gift of life, you spend your killing innocent animals? Your mother must be so proud of you
OK, that's it for this week! Tot Siens!
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