I’m so sorry for humans. Our intelligence has given us power to do wonderful things but at the same time it is the source of atrocities beyond belief.
Hunting is not a sport. Hunting WAS a means to survive. Thousands of years ago it was the only way to preserve humanity. However, we no longer live in hunter-gatherer society. We live in a society where the only hunted and gathered things are money and resources.
Hunting in 21st century is a mirror of the sickness of this era. It is a mirror of greed, indifference and self-centeredness that rule our world today.
Whenever I hear a story like this I feel sorry for us. The moment a human thinks he’s won over nature, he becomes a loser. There’s no way we can ever win. There’s not even reason we should want to win. A human who pretends to be above nature is a joke.
There’s no excuse for this. There’s no explanation. It is pure evil. It is a confirmation of our weakness.
This was also an act of cowardice. It’s like shooting someone in the back. There’s no heroism in killing an animal with a gun, while the shooter is seated in a car at a safe distance.
I hope this case will serve as a memento to all hunters and that it will compel authorities to act. Hunting for a sport should be banned, as should import of such “trophies”.
What gives us the right to do this? Who has ever appointed us as kings of the jungle?
I had to say this. The case of Cecil the lion is sad and infuriating. But it’s good that people talk about it. Everyone should know.