Quote of the Day: Guns Save Gorillas from Guerillas Edition

(courtesy medium.com)

“Gorillas now represent one of Rwanda’s biggest industries. Many Congolese hope the creatures will similarly benefit them, although the government in Kinshasa has been slow to afford the gorillas adequate protection. Kigali, at least, is serious about protecting the apes … and the revenue they generate. Armed trackers precede each group. Armed guards accompany them. Army soldiers stand watch nearby.” – Gorilla Wars; Saving the world’s few mountain gorillas takes science, politics, compassion … and guns [via medium.com] [h/t JWA]


  1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Proving, yet again, Guns Save Lives.
    They may not always be human lives…

  2. avatar Pascal says:

    Interesting that they are using guns to save the lives of gorillas but the same people cheering on that effort cannot see that same logic to protect human children in schools.

    1. avatar Shire-man says:

      Humans tend to get the short end. If a government wants land populated by an old and dying indigenous human culture it ‘liberates’ them from their backwards ignorance and takes it. If that land had been occupied by an old and dying turtle walls would be built up and trespassers would be shot on sight.

      We’re expendable trash.

    2. avatar JasonM says:

      But these guns are in the hands of “trained” soldiers. The statists love that.

  3. avatar the ruester says:

    You know, this is actually the eco-terror wet dream. Only difference is that in their world, the guards would be hunting white cheerleaders on safari…

    1. avatar juliesa says:

      A Democrat running for congress in Virginia has offered $100k for nude pictures of Kendall Jones. These anti-hunters are psychotic misogynists.

    2. avatar juliesa says:

      A Democrat running for congress in Virginia is now offering $100k for unclothed pictures of the cheerleader huntress.

      I’m all for protecting these gorillas, but too many of the anti-hunters are psychotic misogynists.

      1. avatar Another Robert says:

        Maybe Kendall should send him one–herself stretched out on a lion skin with all the secret parts strategically hidden or covered with the dead predator’s hide. ” If you’re that desperate for a thrill, Mr Congessional Candiate of the Party of Women, knock yourself out with this…” But those people would be too stupid to appreciate the irony.

        1. avatar Another Robert says:

          OK, maybe she shouldn’t. Turns out this creep–Mike Dickinson– is , or was, in the “adult entertainment industry.” No, really. And yes, he describes himself as a “liberal Democrat”–you know, the ones fighting to protect the ladies from that evil Republican War on Women . I’m sorry, but this is turning into one of those gets under my skin things.

      2. avatar Cdotson says:

        It is incorrect to say that Mike Dickinson “is running” for Congress in Virginia. He claimed on Twitter several months ago that he was, but the Democrats have nominated someone else to run in the 7th district and Dickinson failed to file by the deadline for the general election.

        1. avatar Scrubula says:

          Good, they didn’t even give him a chance.

        2. avatar Another Robert says:

          I understand he is running as a write-in.

  4. avatar Jeremy in AL says:

    Those things are creepy. I wouldn’t mind if they went extinct.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Planet of the Apes much?

    2. avatar Leadbelly says:

      You’re kinda’ creepy yourself, boyo.

    3. avatar Andrew says:

      Try going on a gorilla tour sometime (I wouldn’t really call it a “trek”, there wasn’t much trekking involved). Might change your perception.

    4. avatar Accur81 says:

      I think Gorillas are creepy as well. Perhaps that’s ecologically uncouth, but I wouldn’t wish for their extinction. Saving a species from extinction can require extraordinary protections. In this case, I believe the protection is worthwhile.

  5. avatar Retired LEO says:

    Jeremy in AL
    Creepy the Gorilla or the Animal Rights Activists?
    Slightly OT the majority of animals PETA liberates from shelters including no kill they end up euthanizing.

  6. avatar Leadbelly says:

    Funny, armed guards all around – reminds me of politicians. Not meaning to insult the apes or anything.

  7. avatar MAC][ says:

    Can we gift MRAPs directly to the gorillas?

  8. avatar Nick D says:

    And now the apes know the value of weapons. Soon, they shall rise against us, and we will be there slaves. Repent, the end is nigh!

  9. avatar Eric L says:

    Ban guns…..for the children.
    Give em guns…..for the gorillas……makes sense /sarc

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Liberal logic 101–they really are that stupid.

  10. avatar former water walker says:

    OK. I get it! People BAD-gorillas good. I guess they need the $. Is it strange to be an eco-tourist in a war zone? I wish I had that much $ to waste…

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    Caesar, is that you? Good monkey.

  12. avatar Scrubula says:

    Return of the falling of the planet of the rise of the dawn of the apes.

  13. avatar David P says:

    Aren’t they worried that the gorillas being that close to guns will turn them into homicidal maniacs and completely deplete the gorilla population. I mean if you have one gorilla grab a gun and shoot 20 young apes then the numbers will decline rapidly. But maybe that is where Bloomberg is wanting it to go “$150 million for ‘Everytree’ “. Gorillas don’t need facts either, do they??

  14. Ape shall never kill ape!

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