Cecil the lion hunter Walter Palmer faces calls for prosecution
It’s been one day since we found out about Palmer and his butchery of the beloved lion Cecil. Cecil was lured out by Palmer and his guide and brutally killed so that Palmer could have his ‘trophy’. The social media outcry against Palmer and his guide, of their brutality, is well deserved. No matter what happens now, Palmer, the guide and the landowner will never be the same. There is a black mark on their reputation, that is for sure!
In the heart of all men and women, we know that brutally killing a beautiful lion, or any animal for the reason of sport, and torturing him, is morally wrong. And the fact that you can pay someone for the sick pleasure of doing this is wrong. It is wrong for the person who pays and it is wrong for the person to accept payment for this.
To make my point, that is why there is an outcry and prosecution for child pornography; it’s the same principal of someone paying for something that tortures another creature (in this case a child) and somebody else illegally getting money for this. In the heart of all emotionally healthy people, we know it is sick and we know it is wrong. Why should anyone be making money off of torturing another creature, whether it be an animal or a small child?
In loving memory of Cecil, here is an archived video of him in all of his glory. Palmer and his guide took that away from all of us. That is not right either. Palmer and his guide also took Cecil away from protecting his cubs. Now the cubs have no protection, and they are also affected.
US uproar over death of protected animal forces Walter Palmer’s practice to close, as two others attend Zimbabwean court to face poaching charges
There are mounting calls for the prosecution of an American dentist who shot dead one of Africa’s most famous lions, as two other men involved in the hunt appeared in court in Zimbabwe to face poaching charges.
Walter Palmer, who runs a dental practice in Minnesota and hunts big game in his spare time, is accused of illegally killing Cecil, a protected lion, in Zimbabwe on a $50,000 (£32,000) hunt.
Cecil, a popular attraction among international visitors to Hwange national park, was lured outside the reserve’s boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month.
“Both the professional hunter and landowner had no permit or quota to justify the off-take of the lion and therefore are liable for the illegal hunt,” the Zimbabwean parks authority said in a statement on Tuesday.
Alexandra Makonin is a freelance author who is an animal activist and author. Alexandra Makonin lives in BC, Canada. She owns a cat named Fraser-heart, who she rescued off of a long bridge overlooking the Fraser River. Alexandra believes in listening to your heart, when it comes to your pet cat, hence name Fraser-heart.