Another prime example of how destructive man is. When I say man, I am speaking of all mankind which does include women.
A Minnesota dentist (Palmer) traveled all the way to Africa to kill a lion (Cecil). Little did he know, this 13 year old lion is special to the region and has a GPS on him. This is his excuse…
Palmer issued a statement that reads: “I hired several professional guides, and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted. I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”
So, if someone was to go to his neighborhood and shoot a person because they heard that person was bad and they have sources that would confirm that, would that be justifiable to take a life and have a trophy of the deceased?
Sure, you can say there is a difference between an animal and humans, but I don’t think so. An animal protect its family just like a human would. An animal can learn words just like a human can learn words. An animal bleed just like a human. An animal has feelings of sorrow, hurt, and fear just like a human. An animal desires to be in good hands and needs love just like a human. Funny! Animals and humans are the same in many aspects. Even today, people are being hunted like animals. So you tell me?
Man has messed up this earth in so many ways. Man believes their every excuse is valid for their actions against another or against an animal. Man has marked human beings and animals for death. Man is his/her own worse enemy and yet when we kill, we want to avoid the death penalty ourselves. Isn’t that just like human nature. We don’t want to die, yet we can kill animals and each other without a care in the world…until we are caught.