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Alas, Poor Cecil...and All of the Animals We Kill, Eat, Wear, House, Cage, and Leash!

One of the strangest inconsistencies I have witnessed in all of my 85 years is the international furor over the killing of a lion named Cecil. The killer is a man named Walter Palmer, a 55-year-old Minnesota dentist, who is known to have brought back the trophies of the skins and heads of many animals from his hunting trips. Cecil the lion has gotten more publicity, anger, and sympathy than Black unarmed civilians, including children and women, killed by the police.

September 18, 2015