Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?
AUGUST 12, 2015
The killing of Cecil was equated with murder, a moral crime rather than a symptom of a ecological problem. 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? And don’t forget that Africa’s population continues to grow, putting more and more pressure on the land and many eyes watch the remaining wild spaces asking why the animals should have them and not hungry families.