Politicians often feel like their heads are lodged in a lion’s mouth.Blimey! Where are you going to keep it if you win?
But the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has sparked outrage from animal activists after auctioning off the king of the wild cats to raise party funds.
Of course, it’s long dead. And it’s actually a queen of the wild cats:
The skin and head of the lioness will be auctioned at the Eurosceptic party’s gathering in Eastbourne at the start of its annual conference.Cue the OUTRAGE!
A spokesman for the UK charity Lionaid said it was “shocked, dismayed, appalled and above all saddened” by the news.Are you sure that’s all? You left out ‘horrified’ and ‘traumatised’.
Don’t stop there, you’ve a whole thesaurus to get through!
He added: “This is in the worst of all possible taste. You don’t sell trophies onward, and the legality of that needs to be questioned.And who are you to tell a political party what you’ll accept?
“We will not accept UKIP profiting from trade in lion trophies.”
The spokesman demanded the item be confiscated and an investigation to see how the trophy came into the UK.Yeah, I’m sure they’ll get right on that…
Well, they might if the lucky winner decides to transport it home by car, of course!