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

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?

And you should see the state of Cecil’s teeeth (full of bits of dead antelope and tartar).

Posted: 6th, August 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment