cecil the lion
The son of Cecil the Lion has also been killed by trophy hunters.
The death of Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, last year sparked an international outcry.
We seem to have forgotten the basic tenets of empathy. We seem to have forgotten what it feels like to be in someone else's, or some other animal's, proverbial shoes.
The boat was apparently outside Walter Palmer's vacation home when it was swiped.
We're on the way to a world that's better for lions, but there's still a lot of work to do.
At the SCI's Las Vegas conference, hundreds of trophy hunts will be auctioned off. But before bidding on a hunt, attendees should know that in addition to the ban on bringing lion parts back to the United States, 45 major airlines have banned the transport of some or all types of hunting trophies.
"Victory for conservation"
"There is an untold story in this country," said Liberatore, "and that's why I think this is important."
US Provides Endangered Species Act Protections for African Lions -- Seeks to Avoid Sequel to Cecil Killing
In a move sure to be jarring to the worldwide trophy hunting industry, and that could gut South Africa's canned hunting industry, the United States signaled that it will classify the African lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa.