“I am a HUGE animal lover and it drives me crazy when I see these beautiful creatures destroyed for no good reason,” Blaise writes on his blog. “As some of you may also know I was one of the animators on “The Lion King” – When I heard the news about Cecil I got inspired to create a tribute image. It’s not much but hopefully it will make people think.” The image was accompanied by a fascinating speed-drawing video as well.
US Fish and Wildlife Services new restrictions will make importing lion trophies more difficult, five months after US dentist killed famous Zimbabwean lion, Cecil The US plans to extend its endangered species protection to lions in Africa, five months after an American dentist caused an international furore by killing US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will classify lions in southern and eastern Africa as threatened, with those in the central and western regions covered by full endangered status. The move will place tighter restrictions on the import of lion trophies, such as paws or heads. While the US cannot regulate […]
If youre mourning the loss of Cecil the lion like everyone else, we have some good news for you. After a heartbreaking week in which the world mourned the senseless killing of Africas most famous feline, we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief, because it turns out that Cecil is actually still alive and well! Thats right: Cecils back in action, and hes looking more majestic than ever before. We couldnt believe it at first, but once we saw these videos, there was no denying that the lion we all know and love is still with us. Heres […]
Amongst the images shown was one of Cecil the Lion, a 13-year-old male Southwest African lion who lived in the Hwange National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. He was shot and killed by Walter Palmer, an American dentist and recreational big-game hunter on July 1st, 2015. Cecil was lured out of sanctuary in which he lived, shot with an arrow, tracked for 40 hours, and finally killed with a rifle. The death prompted outrage among animal conservationists. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/projection-endangered-animals-empire-state-building-nyc/
Palmer, a trophied archer, paid a guide to lure Cecil out of the park at night so he could be hunted. He shot and wounded Cecil with a bow, but was only able to kill him 40 hours later. Cecil was beheaded and skinned – his carcass remained unused.
Two years after Cecil the Lion was killed by a hunter, his son Xanda has suffered the same fate. Oliver Milman talks to hunters in the US and finds that the community is increasingly divided over what hunting really means Theyre known as canned hunts; captive mammal hunting ranches in the US which offer the chance to shoot a zebra or antelope or even a lion for several thousand dollars. The animals are fenced in and often unafraid of humans so the kills are easy, to the extent that some venues even provide the option of shooting them via the […]
Six-year-old Xanda was shot and killed by hunters when he roamed outside the protected area of the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe A son of Cecil the lion has been killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father whose death in 2015 killed tripling to 1,500 a year in the last decade. Lions have lost 90% of their overall population in the last century and only about 20,000 remain. Philip Mansbridge, UK director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, said: IFAW opposes the cruel and needless killing of wild animals for recreation and encourages […]