July 30, 2015 1:27 pm -


Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, reacted to the killing of Cecil the lion on my radio show Wednesday night.

COLMES:  You’ve actually come out with a statement saying that he should be extradited, tried and preferably hanged.

NEWKIRK: Well you know how someone says I think that person should be taken out and shot? I don’t really mean it literally but he is a serial killer and he should stand trial. I don’t know if there’s a means to extricate him but we’re really tired of for seeing what these trophy hunters do, who come over from Europe and the U.S. and they wave a lot of money in the faces of people who, that money means a lot to them.  Then they take these awful trips out into the veld or into the jungle or whatever they choose to go and blast wildlife to pieces.  So he should pay something more than money, he should pay in his reputation, and I think in jail time certainly as probably the other two that were with him will.

COLMES: Well, they’ve already been as I understood arrested in Zimbabwe, he’s been NOT arrested as far as we know. So you didn’t literally mean he should be hanged?

NEWKIRK: No I mean, I think a lot of us wish that he wasn’t alive because he just seems to spend every moment of his free time going out and getting the thrill of killing and that makes you a little bit disconcerted to what kind of perversion he fancies here, what he’s doing. Why he would not have any respect for wildlife, not have any compassion for other living beings and so on. So he’s a man who is really doing more harm than good with his life, but it’s not for me to say he shouldn’t go.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.