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Why would anyone want to shoot an elephant anyway?
Elspeth Lodge February 2, 2011 – 2:46 pm
Last week, when a U.S. Congressman sued a congressional cafeteria because he bit into a sandwich and hurt his tooth on an olive pit, we thought it would take a while to find another story so ridiculous — but, alas, one was not far away:
A Polish hunter — identified only as Waldemar I — is suing a German travel firm that plans hunting trips, because there were no elephants for him to shoot when he arrived in the area of Zimbabwe they sent him to.
The firm insists there are elephants in the area:
“From what I know, (the hunter) should have seen elephant excrement there,” said the company owner to a Polish language daily paper, the Rzeczpospolita Daily.
The company planned a second trip for him worth $13,000 where he did indeed shoot an elephant, but the man is still suing— he filed for damages worth $130,000 dollars for his first failed expedition.
- With files from Reuters