Cecil who?

Lion
Lion

Americans think they have the answers to everything, especially those environmental types who think they know how to save the planet while living in the big cities. A Wake Forest University doctoral student from Zimbabwe has other thoughts and suggests the Americans crying over Cecil the Lion’s untimely demised should shut up and walk a mile in his Zimbabwe villager shoes.

Cecil who? I wondered. 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.

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

In my village in Zimbabwe, surrounded by wildlife conservation areas, no lion has ever been beloved, or granted an affectionate nickname. They are objects of terror.

 

You can read Goodwell Nzou’s full Op-Ed at The New York Times.
H/T TheCollegeFix

Photo credit Jelle

Previous articleTime to end the apathy and speak up for babies
Next articleNo more quoting Bible for Kentucky volunteer prison pastors
Tammy Messina
Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.