We’ve ID’d Slayer of Huge African Elephant

Published by PETA.

The German man who gunned down an elephant believed to be the largest killed in Africa in 30 years has been identified to PETA Germany by multiple sources as Rainer Schorr, the CEO of the Berlin-based investment and real estate company Rainer Schorr Beteiligungsgesellschaft in Berlin.

PETA Germany is calling on German authorities to bar Schorr from importing the 120-pound elephant tusks that he reportedly took as a “trophy” and to ban the importation of all heads, tusks, skins, and other hunting trophies.

“This cowardly, miserable trophy hunter thought he could get away with gunning down a majestic elephant, posing with his corpse, and concealing these despicable actions from the public,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is calling for a ban on importing the grisly ‘trophies’ of psychotic little men like Rainer Schorr and the lion-killing dentist, Walter Palmer, who kill for a thrill and a chunk of an animal’s carcass to display on their walls.”

Walter Palmer smiles over the corpse of another animal, who, like Cecil, wanted only to be left in peace.

Walter Palmer smiles over the corpse of another animal, who, like Cecil, wanted only to be left in peace.

PETA Germany is not alone in seeking a ban on hunting imports. In the wake of the global outrage sparked by Walter Palmer’s similar trophy hunt in Zimbabwe, during which the Minnesota dentist shot Cecil the lion with a high-powered crossbow and left him to suffer with a steel arrow through his body for more than 40 hours, PETA called on the U.S. government to ban hunting trophies.

What You Can Do

Tell FedEx and UPS to stop transporting hunting “trophies.” Trophy hunting is a spineless pastime in which over-privileged cowards pay a hefty price to be handed a weapon so that they can gun down innocent and magnificent animals. Take action by contacting the companies’ CEOs and urging them to end the transport of hunting trophies TODAY.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind