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Cecil the lion and the revenge of the Wild

2 Ago

We spend millions to create protected  parks for wildlife and then a dentist comes from nowhere and kills the A-male of the park ?
Really bad, but … now even animals have their martyr: Cecil the Lion.


Rather it is questionable whether it is appropriate to change something in the US laws if someone like Walter Palmer – between 2008 and 2009 – had been ‘tweaked’ for killing a reindeer nurtured to revival, numbering about 4,000 in 22 herds, and a black bear about 40 miles outside the area he was licensed to hunt and  falsely certifying the trophy.

He faced up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, but, after the plea agreement, Palmer was sentenced … to one year of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $2,938.

It is not a question of firearms (Palmer uses a crossbow) but of eniromental and social danger by these individuals and the limits to be placed on their movement.

And – about the dentist and the huge misfortune that began to haunt him – do not worry: the Orixa spirit of Shango deity provides in abundance. It harbored in Cecil (for those who believe) …