One of the most known Lions in Zimbabwe has been murdered just because they felt like it.
Cecil the lion’s killer revealed as American dentist: “‘He never bothered anybody,’ said Johnny Rodrigues, the head of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. ‘He was one of the most beautiful animals to look at.’
During the hunt — which the organisers later admitted was badly carried out — Cecil was lured at night about half a mile out of the national park using bait, and then shot with a bow and arrow. The next day he was found wounded by the hunters and killed, before being beheaded and skinned.
Animals cannot be killed within the confines of the park, and cannot be killed by night. The hunters then removed his collar — further contravening park rules.”
They way this hunt has been done is so frustrating on sooooo many levels:
1st: They should not kill these animals and leave them for fuck sake alone.
2nd: They went beyond every fucking law and made sure that they got the lion in a different area.
3rd: They paid $50.000 for this hunt. This is like 6 days in revenue of the lion ALIVE for the park. As the people pay about $8.000 to see him alive and having a photograph taken.
It really does remind me actually off Madagascar 2, which we´ve seen together with my kids this weekend.
This is as well about the story that Alex the lion is tricked outside the park where they live and then captured to live in a zoo.
It´s such a waste and shame that there are still people fine with killing innocent and beautiful animals.