Cecil’s Pride Annual Report – Cecil Roars Into 2016
Fellow animal lovers,
On Behalf of the Cecil’s Pride team, we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
2015 has been a year of awakening. The death of Cecil the lion has opened up our eyes to the atrocities of trophy hunting; bringing people of different nation, colour and religion together to make a unified voice against trophy hunting. While the animal lover community has made some small gains with the passing of a few animal friendly acts, the fight is far from over. As we speak dozens of elephants are being killed daily for their tusks. Whales are still being kept in captivity by SeaWorld
and within our own borders there is a state sanctioned massacre of endangered black bears happening within in the state of New Jersey. The fight is far from over and Cecil’s Pride will continue to stand up and be that voice for the animals at risk.
Some of you who were with us from the very beginning may remember how Cecil’s pride started out as a small blog to report on news pertaining to Cecil’s Cubs, Dentist Walter Palmer and the actions of the animal lover community
responding to trophy hunting. We pride ourselves in being an independent news source free from influences of hunters and political lobbyists. Within the first 3 months, we’ve merged with other blogs like Justice4Cecil and grassroot groups forming an alliance of writers, activists and community builders. We’ve started reporting on wildlife advocacy, grassroot protests like the one outside of Dr. Palmer’s office, the DC Marches and the October Global March for Elephants and Rhinos that brought thousands out to make a statement. As of today, we are proud to have served the animal lover community with over 300 articles resulting in 15,000 subscribers and 500,000 (half a million) page visits
. And we’re just getting started.
2016 is the year where we’re going to take off and make huge waves and deliver blows to hunter groups like Safari Clubs International (SCI). We’re pleased to announce our sponsorship support for the July rally Cecil2016 as well as a few other grassroot campaigns like the bus advertisement campaign and the upcoming billboard campaign. Part of what makes Cecil’s Pride great is our democratic and crowd sourced nature where everyone’s thoughts and involvement are welcomed
. If you are passionate about animals and are serious about staying for the long haul, we welcome and invite you to help shape the direction of Cecil’s Pride.
Do you see us as the upcoming Huffington Post for wildlife animals or maybe the resource centre for activists or maybe a news site for positive stories? Whatever it is we want to hear from you.
We will report back with the final findings in the New Year. Join in on the conversation and help shape Cecil’s Pride! We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy 2016.
Standing strong with the animals against animal cruelty,