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. Animal rights is concerned with individual animals, and their suffering and welfare. I’m not unsympathetic to concerns about animal welfare, really. 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? Hi there.