The tweet sums it up nicely:
When a white buffalo calf is born, it is a sign that their prayers are being heard and that the promises of the prophecy are being fulfilled. To American Indians, a White Buffalo Calf is the most sacred living thing on earth. The calf is a sign to begin life’s sacred loop. Then a trophy hunter comes along and slays it!!Twitter – Protect All Wildlife
The sport-hunting woman has a smile on her face content in her delusional mind that she has done something wonderful when it is horrific. She’s just killed an exceedingly rare white buffalo. They are so rare that only 1 in 10 million exist in the wild when procreated through natural selection according to The American Indian College Fund (but see below for more on this).
The Fund asks and interesting question:
Do you feel the deliberate killing of an animal thought to be sacred by Natives is a hate crime?The American Indian College Fund
And that is another problem. The white buffalo is sacred to American Indians. This damnable women walked all over their cultural traditions. She has a complete disdain for the culture and rights of others. Shame on her.
The definition of a hate crime is ‘a crime, typically one involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or similar grounds’.
The answer to the question above is that it depends on the attitude of the shooter; what’s in their mind at the time they shoot the white buffalo. If the woman was motivated to shoot the white buffalo because she hates native Americans it would be a hate crime. But I don’t believe she did.
Sport hunters get the maximum amount of pleasure from their activities when they kill the rarest animals. It is the most irrational thought process as they are eradicating the creature that brings them the most pleasure.
This bison appears to have been shot in “Canada, a forested preserve for hunters, called Silvertine Wildlife. Prices go up from $8K per animal. Bison cost $20K”, according to a tweet on Twitter.
Quoted on the Great Falls Tribune, Craig Knowles, a wildlife biologist who’s been working with buffalo for 25 years, said the birth of a white buffalo calf is “extremely rare.” But he also said, “Since people have started breeding bison, in the last 20 years or so, more white calves have been born. The whiteness is a recessive gene, but it’s important to know that some of them don’t retain their whiteness as adults”.
So that tells us that the 1 in 10 million rareness of the white buffalo in nature does not apply in the reserve where the administrators allow sport hunters to shot them for pleasure.
Some private ranchers breed white buffalo bull with white buffalo cow to bring out that recessive white fur gene in offspring.
I wonder what native Americans feel about this. They worship the white buffalo but the creature has to be a product of nature surely? Artificial selection is anti-nature.
Shooting rare animals brings more pleasure
What I have said about sport hunters gaining a bonus in terms of pleasure and excitement in killing a rare animals applies. The mentality strongly supports my description of the woman as delusional. Putting aside the immorality and cruelty of the pastime it is irrational as the shooters eventually make their targeted animals extinct if that policy is followed to its natural conclusion.