Robert Borsak’s admission to eating an elephant was heavily criticized and condemned by other MPs in the New South Wales Parliament. Being a Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MP, Robert Borsark’s speech in defense of human rights to eat meat was not received well.
The politician confessed in a late night speech on Tuesday about hunting an elephant almost a decade ago and eating its meat. Defending himself against jeers of Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham, he passed frank judgment against ‘insidious growth of skewed animal rights ideology.”
Borsark’s point was, “Humans have a right to eat meat if they choose to do so. It’s as simple as that. I choose to hunt and gather my own meat because it is my right to do so. It’s a clean, organic and sustainable way to live.”
When quizzed by Mr Buckingham whether he ate elephants, Borsak replied proudly that he had. To that, the Greens MP showed disgust and antipathy against the representative of the Shooters and Fishers Party, saying, “It’s sick to shoot and kill an elephant for thrills, and it’s revolting that Mr Borsak would eat the elephant. He’s unfit for office.”
ABC recently came up with news that Mr Buckingham was a hypocrite to have made such comments against Mr Borsak, given the fact that he had freshly hunted venison sausages at a NSW parliament House event raising money for children.
It was further clarified by the spokesman for the Shooters and Fishers Party that the hunting trip to Zimbabwe in question happened years before Mr Robert was elected to the legislative council.
The elephant hunter drew outrage in 2013 after photos of him sitting next to a hunted elephant emerged in the media. He has always been vocal about his act, and justifies that what he did was legal according to the licensed conservation program of the country, states SMH.