Skip to content

The Long, Happy Life of Pero Jelinic

Deep in the South African outback, the hunter drew a bead. The lion paused and was perfectly situated in his crosshairs.

Bang!

The hunter dropped to the ground. He was an old man who would hunt no more.

He was dead.

The restauranteur named Pero, who was from Croatia, had gone to Africa to shoot lions, not to tame them. He had already hunted

everything that could be hunted in Europe, his friends said. So he went to Africa.

There was one big difference. In Europe, he went hunting. In Africa, he would go shooting.

He would participate in a canned hunt. What is that? you may ask.

A canned hunt is a trophy hunt. The animal is kept in a fenced-in area. This makes it easier on the hunter and increased the likelihood of a kill.

The mild-mannered Croat, whom neighbors described as kind to children and dogs, went to Africa to shoot big game

in a risk-free setting.

It is a popular pastime with certain types of men, those who like sure thing. Those who need trophies to show they are the real thing.

In this case, the Croatian big game hunter was preparing to shoot a lion during a hunting expedition in South Africa when he himself was shot and killed.

Pero Jelinic had already killed one lion and was sighting in a second recently at a remote lodge near Setiagole.

Initially, the bullet that hit Jelinic was described as “stray.” The police are now investigating the incident as a possible homicide.

The lions were captive-bred. They had been farm-raised to be hunted in a legal yet controversial sport. It is a sport also practiced by luminaries like the sons of the President of the United States.

Total Croatia News reported that Jelinic, 75, was killed by “unknown assailants.”

South Africa’s News24 quoted police as saying it was not clear who fired the fatal shot but that a case of “culpable homicide” had been opened and were investigating possible illegal firearms charges.

Note: There is currently no prospect of a ban on canned hunting in S.A. There is no ethic of animal welfare in S.A. Government structures; on the contrary the President himself has stated publicly that “compassion for animals is ‘un-African.” There exists a strong hunting culture at all levels and across the racial divide.

The comments on the dead man’s facebook page were not kind. See below.
Comments

Rob Lohmeijer Hope its true!

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply2d

Simona Fricker Rob Lohmeijer Looks like 

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply2d

Matt Mildvex Hahah, dead shit ?
Rest in pieces.

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply2d

Igor Mihalj E vala neka

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

ReplySee Translation2d

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1d

Ramiz Delic Svaka cas pa je govno krepalo . Ubijat zivotinje a pogotovo lavove koji su na izumiranju zbog zabave i hobija je starsno . Rip lion kojeg je ovo pasce ubilo….

6

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

ReplySee Translation1d

Patricia Markač Sramite se! Kako drugome zelite tako ce vam se i vratiti.

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

ReplySee Translation1d

Ramiz Delic Ne zelim ja nikom nista . Dok je on zelio ubijati neduzne zivotinje karma je cudo ???

10

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

ReplySee Translation1dEdited

Kevin Auzins ? K a R m A ?

9

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1d

Stephen Dobson

GIPHY

 

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1d

Do Ma Can’t escape fate.

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1d

Daniel Keitel Karma is a bitch, now rot in hell.

8

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1d

Tyros Yamaha Sramota na tebe! ubica!

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

ReplySee Translation1d

Tony Watson pLEASED YOUR DEAD CUNT.HOPE IF FUCKIN HERT LIKE HELL ASSHOLE

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1d

Stef Cho Bye bye murderer, old shit ??

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply23h

Kati Schroeter Rot in hell you old sick pathetic murderer

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply23h

Bernd Mögsi Mögele Burn in hell ASSHOLE! The Lions Revenge got you!

5

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply22h

Gary Mark Donaldson Will the lion be mounting his head on a wall as a trophy?

That old Karma is a bitch isn’t it! ??

6

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply22h

LikeShow more reactions

Reply20h

LikeShow more reactions

Reply2h

Bartek Maciuła Rot in hell worthless shit ass motherfucker.

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply21h

LikeShow more reactions

Reply21h

Lazarte Renzo His death was worth celebrating indeed.

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1h

Mark Arend hope you rott in Hell bastard

5

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply21h

Staud Andrea He deserved his death. For me he was a disgusting person. Pitty that it happened not earlier. Hope he is in hell!?

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply1hEdited

Nastazja E Mei “live by the sword die by the sword”?

7

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply20h

Olesya Vul THANK YOU, DEAR KARMA, FOR F*CKING UP THIS ASSHOLE!!!

10

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply18h

Fra Frigolo agree with you 1000 % Olesya

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply18h

SHerry Fusco Null Good, he deserves this death. To bad it didn’t come sooner.

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply15h

Tom Whiter Hope he suffered before drawing his last miserable breath, still, a good laugh????

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply13hEdited

Tom Orloff I wish I had shot him!

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply13h

Tom Whiter Lion: 1. Asshole: 0

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply13h

Jasper Vonk Bye bye, glad to not see you back in SA

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply13h

David Allen Glad you are dead you fucking price of shit!

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply12h

David Smith What a decrepit, depraved bunch of stupid, sick fucks you people are, celebrating the loss of a man’s life. To your eternal shame.

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply12h

Tim Nooncaster

TENOR

 

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

David Smith

TENOR

 

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Tim Nooncaster

TENOR

 

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Jane Galley FOOL with obviously too much time & money on his hands probably thought he was helping “conservation”…duh, tough luck fool! You endorsed the exploitation of an easy kill (canned hunt!) of a country’s magnificent beast & paid the price! Bye!

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

David Smith Idiots venting hate. Sorry to break this to you numbnuts, but he won’t be reading any of your dumbass comments. Utter morons…

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Tina Louise Dobson No, but someone in his sorry family will

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

David Smith You are a depraved and hollow soul.

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Jane Galley David Smith thinks people TYPING words & expressing their total despair & utter disgust at someone who paid to kill a trapped animal are worse than someone who PAYS to kill African wildlife…I pity him.

2

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Tina Louise Dobson Hahahaha, I hope your family has to deal with all the shit you did you dead mother phucker.

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Ed Spika Cornejo What is the attraction to traveling the around the globe and killing animals that don’t have a fighting chance – often tied down? He has a rifle with a high-powered scope. Where is the challenge in this type of “sport”? Absolutely pointless “sport”. I’See More

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply11h

Bo Maradi Nielsen You are so absolutely right. He could have done good things for the world.

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply7h

Mike Mayhew He was in a civil union? No wonder he killed trapped animals, because homosexuals are not really men…so they have to do something to feel like a man. Hey, was it his homosexual gay boy lover that killed this little twerp? Was he cheating on his homosexual lover with a goat while out in the wild? Hahahahahahaha

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply10h

Krystyn Lee Kavanagh You’re an animal rights activist who harbours negative feelings towards the gay community?

Your dog is gay. Like super gay. See More

1

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply8h

Mitch Stein …and the world just got exponentially better. ??????????????????????????

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply10h

Krystyn Lee Kavanagh Shame on South Africa.

3

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply8hEdited

Matias Fuertes ???????? fuck you death old man, and fuck your fucking family for allow you to be a shit murder

4

Manage

LikeShow more reactions

Reply8h

Bo Maradi Nielsen Karma. You should never have been born. Your death came not a minute to soon. You took joy in killing innocent animals. You got killed doing that. Karma

Jelenic, a retired hotelier on the island of Pag, was passionate about stalking and shooting animals of all sizes. A friend of Jelenic told Total Croatia News that the lion trophy was to be the crowning jewel of his rich hunting career.

Earlier this month, the Dallas Safari Club condemned the practice of canned hunting, stating that “there is no evidence or scientific research to suggest that captive bred lion hunting contributes to the conservation of wild lion.

Comments are closed.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons