25 Tweets That Perfectly Describe How You Feel About Cecil's Death
The world was outraged when it learned of the tragic death of Cecil the lion. It was reported that Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil, and his guides had lured him out of a protected park with food so they could shoot him on private property, because shooting him while in the park would have been illegal. Palmer reportedly first injured Cecil by shooting him with an arrow and had to track the suffering lion for 40 HOURS before killing him with a gun. Cecil was then reportedly skinned and beheaded.
Cecil’s death was a tragedy, and the world grieves for him. His death also drew attention to the horrific practice of hunting. Which one of these tweets best describes YOUR outrage?
This #WalterPalmer is a poor excuse of a human being!
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 28, 2015
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) July 29, 2015
What's the point of keeping the lion safe if they're gonna let him get killed by the first idiot that offers a loadshit of money? @peta2
— Burt Macklin (@violeta_zurita) July 30, 2015
If you hunt lions, it does not make you brave. It makes you a coward. @peta2 my heart aches for Cecil
— Leonna Slane (@lordothehobbit) July 30, 2015
Dear Hunters/murderers, Stop killing helpless creatures just for sport you psychos!! That is all. Sincerely, 99.999% of the population
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) July 29, 2015
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 30, 2015
— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) July 28, 2015
— Kels (@xokelsncali) July 29, 2015
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 28, 2015
RIP #CecilTheLion how is killing these animals in any context legal?
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) July 29, 2015
Zimbabwe's Most Famous Lion Found Decapitated Outside National Park http://t.co/hcYhdNehWI What a loss… Why would you anyone do this?
— ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) July 28, 2015
Illegally killing lions, then beheading & skinning them for ’trophies', isn’t a 'good idea' either. https://t.co/kv1CGDyPuN
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 28, 2015
— Rains (@BhattNaturally1) July 29, 2015
luring a lion out of a national park to shoot him, let him roam injured for 40 hrs, kill/behead him, & try to destroy his tracking collar <<
— Dad (@markhoppus) July 28, 2015
Famous or not, why would any sane and decent person opt to kill such a beautiful animal? http://t.co/uOxZfC6Qlm?
— Paul Wesley (@paulwesley) July 28, 2015
Wtf is wrong with people??! Why does murdering an animal bring people joy?! This story is truly heartbreaking https://t.co/fx6ux0HQoK
— tara strong (@tarastrong) July 28, 2015
If hell exists, big game hunters are going there. Animals aren't trophies.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) July 29, 2015
Hunting is not a sport, and the heads and other body parts of animals are not trophies!
What You Can Do
Don’t let this happen to another lion. Click on the tweet below to urge the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to put lions on its “threatened animals” list and stop all hunting “trophy” imports into the U.S.