This local dentist is in for a world of discomfit.
There is it would appear this thing where the more money the hunter has / is paying and the more he’s serious as a trophy hunter, the more attractive it makes it for these skeezy guides to want to direct the hunter to shoot a big semi-domesticated animal off a preserve. That’s a problem.
You can go too far in asserting this dentist has a character flaw. But the spending on this seems profligate: engorged id that prudence can’t restrain, etc.
My rational mind can’t get outraged about the methodology. The bow hunting is fine, its sporting and not malevolent.
In theory the auctioning of these trophy tags is fine, it’s ethical.
The skinning of the game is fine. We’re probably talking the mundane business of butchering to make it carry-able out of the wild there.
I wouldn’t hunt lions, but ya know, hunting is not unethical or immoral or wrong in itself no matter the superficial grace or cuteness of the hunted. Bit of anthropomorphize-ing going on. The loss of this lion is no worse than any other.
The Studs Terkel in me: You get the feeling dentists with their own dental practice is like a million dollar job. jeez…