Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

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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? Reasonable people can disagree on the conservation impacts on hunting, on the benefits and costs, and on the morality and wisdom of using it as a conservation tool. Hi there.

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