Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

10,000 Birds

And you’ve posted a link to a petition to an airline to ask them to stop transporting trophies. Today I want to talk about how it also damages conservation by, in much the same way as other media does, by reducing issues to pithy statements, devoid of nuance and heavily laden with emotion, and shaping the opinion of millions as it does so. If tourists are too dim to tell Sierra Leone from Botswana or Tanzania, do we really want to rely on them to save Africa’s species?

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