“She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation, this country prides itself on,” one petition reads. “As tax payers we demand she no longer be granted access to this country and its natural resources.”
Although African lions aren’t considered endangered, conservationists have been trying to educate trophy hunters about how to identify the age of the lions they shoot. Hunters tend to prefer the older, dominant males, which creates potentially devastating infighting problems within the pride. Males seeking to fill the dominant position have been known to kill the cubs and lionesses of their former rivals.
The response by English comedian and The Office co-creator Ricky Gervais called attention to Bachmann’s initial tweet:
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