Like everyone else around the country and the world who loves animals I am appalled by the killing of Cecil the Lion. I have never been a proponent of hunting for sport, but the senseless and inhumane killing of Cecil, has left me outraged.
Hunting for food is understandable and justifiable particularly in parts of the world where it is the only way to survive. But hunting for sport and to hang a head in your home is grotesque. How can anyone justify this senseless sport. There is no trophy hear but shame. Shame on anyone who picks up a gun, bow and arrow, spear or anything else to use on a defenseless animal for the sake of having bragging rights for having killed it.
It is my personal wish that this sport be outlawed everywhere around the world. I know that there are millions of people on our planet who would agree with me. It is time to step up and be counted. Use your voice, sign petitions., call your Representative in Government, send donations to organizations that protect animals but do something. Let's make Cecil's murder be a move towards positive changes.