Justice For Cecil and Help for All Lions
Last month, Cecil, the iconic and beloved male African lion, was murdered by Walter J. Palmer, a Minnesota-based dentist, and member of the Safari Club International (SCI), one of the most atrocious trophy hunting clubs. SCI awards its membership for killing the largest and rarest wild animals such as African lions, elephants, leopards and polar bears around the globe.
Palmer and his hunting party lured Cecil with an animal carcass as bait outside of his protected home, Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. They blinded Cecil with a spotlight and then Palmer wounded him with a high-powered crossbow. Cecile suffered for 40 hours with a steel arrow sticking in his body, after which, the mighty hunter shot him to death, beheaded and then skinned him.
Trophy hunters kill about 105,000 animals per year, including 640 elephants, 3,800 buffalos, 600 lions and 800 leopards!