My thoughts on Cecil, the lion

Caring about animals does not mean one cares less about humans. I deplore the killing of Cecil the lion (as well as the many atrocities perpetrated by humanity). The killing of that animal entails a context of obscene privilege. That someone is able to pay what could be the yearly salary of a working person to get someone to trick Cecil and viciously kill the big cat leaves a lot to wonder. That someone has the hubris to go on an “exotic” sojourn, pay ($55,000! as if just handing out change) to a “local” to get away with his abhorrent trophy killing demonstrates the unfortunate coming together of virtually every attitude that is wrong in this world.

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