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This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
I cannot think of any reason to kill a Lion. You don’t eat it. It’s a waste.
I agree, unless the individual is attacking a human or carrying some form of disease or deformity then taking a big cat is just wrong, there’s not much of a danger of over-population with all of the poaching that the African natives do
I hate to play devil’s advocate here, but let’s put this into perspective (disclaimer: I DESPISE trophy hunting and this photo disgusts me). This is ONE lion. Given that lions do not seem to fear humans, we can safely make the assumption that this lion was killed with one shot, probably painlessly, after living its entire life in freedom and sunshine. Big game hunting in Africa costs up to $125,000 — that’s a decent chunk of money for conservation efforts. We can safely assume that’s more than poachers contribute.
NEARLY 10.2 BILLION land animals were raised and killed for food in the United States in 2010 — 10.2 billion. Just because you didn’t shoot it doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for the death. Just trying to put things into perspective…