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In Memory of Cecil

July 2015, a lion was brutally murdered in Zimbabwe.

Cecil, 22 year old male lion was killed by Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist and an avid trophy hunter. This was a shock to Andrew Loveridge, who had been studying Cecil for the past 8 years.

Walter Palmer hid near by an elephant carcass, flanked by a Zimbabwean guide. Cecil undisturbed by the presence of humans (as he lived in a safari park) moved closer to the carcass and began eating, sadly Walter raised his compound bow and fired a sharp arrow which pierced Cecil's side. Cecil died slowly and painfully in 2 hours.


This sad story doesn't end here, Charges were dropped against Walter and his guide.


To ensure this never happens again here are some petitions you can sign:

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/945/775/524/after-cecil-the-lion-was-killed-by-brutal-trophy-hunters-the-uk-said-%E2%80%9Cnever-again.%E2%80%9D-they-lied./

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/995/078/481/the-man-who-murdered-cecil-the-lion-has-just-slaughtered-another-irreplaceable-animal/


To find out more on Cecil, visit:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/11/wildlife-watch-cecil-lion-hunter-charges-dropped/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2018/03/wildlife-watch-cecil-trophy-hunting-andrew-loveridge/


If we stand together and fight against such unfair circumstances, we can bring a change... together.


Stay Curious and Blessed,

~Fauna


image credits: Unsplash

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