Remembering Cecil

On the anniversary of Cecil’s senseless and brutal killing, we should remember Cecil (a truly majestic African lion, head of his pride in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park) and all other wildlife so ‘harvested’ by other humans amongst us (for fun, trophies and lest we forget, the deceitful cloak of the trophy hunters’ excuse,  some twisted notion of “conservation”).

This time last year, American dentist, Walter Palmer of Minnesota, chose to spend his time and money torturing and mercilessly killing Cecil whist on an illegal trophy hunting ‘adventure.’ Theo Bronkhorst (who arranged the illegal hunt), seems to have escaped any subsequent prosecution virtually unpunished.

Cecil was lured from the Hwange National Park by Bronkhorst (illegally) laying down the scent of a dead animal to lead Cecil to the bait. When Cecil appeared, Walter Palmer shot (poorly) the lion with a high powered bow. Wounded and bleeding from Palmer’s arrow, Cecil endured a further 40 hours of agony and despair before finally being ‘dispatched’ by a rifle shot by the brave ‘hunting party.’

Walter Palmer with Cecil

Figure 1 – Walter Palmer (left) poses with the corpse of Cecil the lion after hunting him with his bow, wounding the leader of the pride, and shooting him 40 hours later. Photo: Courtesy of The Age

Some want to try and dress this human activity up as “sport,” (‘entertainment,’ ‘fun’) and even “conservation” we should all be grateful for.  None of these ‘virtues’ are obvious to anyone but the minority of deluded perpetrators.

The widespread backlash and outcry since Cecil’s sad demise (may he RIP) has been loud, relentless and will endure until the abomination and embarrassment to humanity that is ‘Trophy Hunting’ is rightly eradicated as a shameful relic of man’s past, deluded wrongdoing.

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Post Author: CecilsPride

9 thoughts on “Remembering Cecil

  • internationalwildlifebond1

    (July 2, 2016 - 1:09 am)

    “Not a care in the world for the millionaire dentist who slaughtered Cecil the Lion with his bow and arrow exactly a year ago as he drives his new $120,000 Porsche to a cocktail bar” – 1 July 2016

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3670202/Not-care-world-dentist-slaughtered-Cecil-Lion-bow-arrow-exactly-year-ago-wave-revulsion-world.html

    • allison arendse

      (July 10, 2016 - 12:16 pm)

      R.I.P Cecil you will be dearly missed but we all know you are in the arms of our God! Jesus will protect you and im sure you will protect us! You will always watch over your pride,family and people! You are forever in our hearts! R.I.P I know we will see you soon someday! <3

  • Mark Turner

    (July 2, 2016 - 1:33 am)

    Pair of scum bags who injured and then murdered an animal for nothing more than fun, and then claimed it has sport, they have no place in normal society, unfortunately if countries still encourage hunting of these majestic animals there will always be scum who hunt, nothing else but a world wide ban on hunting any animal and severe punishment of those caught will suffice.

  • justnicephotos

    (July 2, 2016 - 3:00 am)

    Wish I could have heard the whole interview, that idiot female animal murderer who now wants ‘hunters’ to be named as conservationists – Virginia McKenna’s reaction must have been amazing but sadly missing from the interview !!
    Cecil the Lion – One Year On | This Morning

    Cecil the Lion – One Year On | This Morning https://youtu.be/TrjZA2oMjSU via @YouTube

  • Sharon Hopkins

    (July 2, 2016 - 6:15 am)

    Wildlife lover Oddie unveils Cecil the Lion monument outside London home

    BRITAIN’S favourite wildlife lover Bill Oddie has unveiled a monument to Cecil the Lion outside his London home.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/685367/Wildlife-lover-Bill-Oddie-unveils-Cecil-Lion-monument-outside-London-home

  • Grace Wutt

    (July 2, 2016 - 7:04 am)

    GB you Cecil – may your memory last forever!

  • Denise Routly

    (July 4, 2016 - 8:30 am)

    We will never forget you….and how you have awakened the world to senseless trophy hunting!!!

  • Anita Bott

    (July 5, 2016 - 5:18 am)

    Cecil, we love you . Still tears in my eyes, seeing the pics. Your senseless death may not be forgotten.

  • Shannon Fields

    (July 6, 2016 - 1:58 pm)

    Rest in Peace Cecil. You did not die in vain. We will continue to fight against the disgusting industry of trophy hunting that took your life. #roar4cecil #bantrophyhunting

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