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Cecil the Lion vs. Zimbabweans

I’ve refrained from entering this fray just to see how things pan out and of course it panned out with the Left shaming the Right as callous animal haters and the Right shaming the Left into being anti-Human folks.  I’m going to delve into a little bit of honesty, brutal honesty in fact and it’s not going to be pretty.

First, lets tackle the Rights lament for the Left not having a heart for the down trodden in Africa (or anyone who tries shaming those who support Cecil into feeling guilty), if you truly, TRULY cared about the plight of the downtrodden in Africa and Zimbabwe, you would be there right now sacrificing your cushy First World lifestyle and comfortable leisure time to help those less fortunate than you.  Fact is, you really don’t give a damn at all about those who are suffering in Africa or elsewhere.  You’re simply trying to make those who support Cecil feel like crap for what they hold dear to their hearts.  I feel that you are worse than those you are trying to shame because it’s simply fake. So for the sake of actual, true humanity, just stop it unless you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is and lead by example instead of strong words.

Second, the issue of Cecil is disturbing and I truly believe that lions should be placed on the endangered species list and that Cecil should serve as the figurehead of this much needed change.  However, this has been ongoing for years now, illegal poaching/trophy hunting, and NOW people are realizing the problem?  This is sickening and should have been addressed years ago, but because of the complacency of our apex species (yes apex because with our ability to innovate and our technology we have spread worldwide which makes us the dominant species) we’ve only begun to raise awareness for a travesty that may be too late.  We’ve also become quite callous to all life including our own.  My fear is that once the Cecil Furor dies down so will our faux compassion for animals.  We have become a sensation driven society that we have collective ADD where one issue trumps another issue until the next issue comes along to knock the previous one off the mantel.  We either need to stick to our guns or just simply be lulled back into our complacency for good.  There’s no sense in jumping from one issue to another without ever fully fixing the problem.  Yeah, it’s great that airlines won’t be shipping trophy heads of animals, but that’s one small solution for a relatively big problem and that’s to a) get endangered species onto the endangered species list and b) prosecute these folks to the fullest extent of the law with NO exceptions.

All life should be considered sacred and the death and plight of a living being should be met with sadness because we’re all related whether you believe a deity created us all or that we emerged from a common ancestor millions of years ago.

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