Please take the following three actions to help bring an end to canned hunting.
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Let Cecil Be the Last – Ask South Africa and Zimbabwe to Ban Canned Hunting
“Canned hunts are nothing more than pre-packaged slaughters for people with too much money and not enough heart. Call for them to be banned!
Send a quick message to the Presidents of South Africa and Zimbabwe – two of the most popular locations for trophy hunters – and ask them to stop allowing heartless foreigners to murder Africa’s wildlife for “fun”.
Please read more and send the message
Support the CECIL Act; Stop Trophy Killings!
“When Cecil the lion was shot just outside his Zimbabwe refuge, there were laws in place to protect him. But where is the law that prohibits people back home in the United States from proudly exhibiting trophies of dead endangered animals?
Clearly, action is needed to prevent poaching on the supply side.”
Read more and please sign the petition
This next petition concerns the blatant profiteering from the killing of Cecil.
Demand Costumeish.com Remove Bloody Dentist Costume Holding Lion’s Head
Costumeish.com has decided to try and capitalize on Cecil’s killing by selling a “Lion Killer Dentist” costume for Halloween, complete with blood splattered shirt/gloves and a mockery of Cecil’s severed head that Walter Palmer planned on mounting on his wall.
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For further action please send a comment to Costumish.com
This is shocking, thoughtless and inappropriate. It is irresponsible and unethical to profit from the killing of Cecil the lion. Such a costume promotes the cruel and senseless killing of wild animals, it makes a mockery of what is a serious issue and the attempts of people worldwide to bring an end to trophy hunting and poaching . I am appalled that even in this day and age where nothing seems to matter except profit that anyone would market such a costume which promotes violence to animals.
Please keep up the momentum of outrage and protest. A while ago when Palmer, the Dentist who murdered Cecil, reopened his dental practice only one person came to protest.
Never Forget Cecil!
“Yesterday the Dental office of Walter Palmer, the killer of Cecil the African Lion, re-opened.
The staff announced that they are now open and serving their patients and that the Dr. is not on the premises.
Not only is Palmer a murderer, he is a coward.
But, what worries those of us who are outraged by Palmer’s vicious deed, is that when the office re-opened yesterday, there was only ONE person there with a sign to object!
I for one, do not want any of you, or anyone else on this Planet, to forget what this Monster has done.
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Costume Company Plans to PROFIT from Cecil the Lion’s Death With A Dentist Costume
“Costume retailer www.Costumeish.com is releasing a Cecil the Lion themed halloween costume of the Dentist holding onto the severed head of Cecil the Lion. This costume features a dentist robe covered in fake blood and the head of a lion that will be sold for
$59.99 99.99. ”
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If Cecil’s Death Meant Anything To You, This is One Act You Should Not Neglect.
What it does:
HONOR: Honors Cecil’s name so he did not die in vain!
PROTECTION: Protects lions and all other endangered and threatened species from being mere trophies for trophy hunters by making trophies harder to import into USA!
REMEMBRANCE: Cecil will forever be remembered
CELEBRATION: We need to pay tribute to Cecil and do everything we can to stop these atrocities against animals -roar loud and proud! The arrow that pierced Cecil wounded our hearts, but his spirit lives strong in us roaring!
USA should STOP protecting trophy hunters and START protecting endangered and threatened species!!!
“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality
Canned hunting, or any hunting, has no place in a modern society and should not be condoned, it is cruel and barbaric. Those who seek pleasure in harming animals cannot as the above quote says be good people. There is surely something seriously aberrant about anyone who takes pleasure from the suffering of others and does so without qualm or conscience and who in the case of Palmer seems not to recognise just how wrong such an action is despite the outrage against him.
Please send the message and sign the petitions and share widely.
More quotes that show the how our treatment of other animals affects how we treat members of our own species.
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.”
“For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
Graphic Cecil the lion