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Cecil the lion: rejoice the killer kitty cat is dead!

by | 6th, August 2015

Cecil the lion is dead. Good says Zimbabwean Goodwell Nzou . He’s been studying at a US university:

When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine.

My excitement was doused when I realized that the lion killer was being painted as the villain. I faced the starkest cultural contradiction I’d experienced during my five years studying in the United States.

Did all those Americans signing petitions understand that lions actually kill people?

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