No, no, no.... You presented a strawman, & I countered with one. Don't get all salty & pretend you're somehow taking the high road just because your argument comes from emotion & it blinded you to the fact you were using the same type of argument you (rightfully) pointed out I was using.
Well, for me, there is the endangered factor in this particular case. There is the fact that the lion in question was a bit of a genetic anomaly. There's the fact that he had a very unusual social dynamic in that he was sharing territory with another alpha male & that was being studied. Also due to several factors, this particular lion was worth more to the region as a photo attraction than a trophy kill attraction.
I disagree. 1. Pigs are not endangered. 2. They would become vermin on a huge scale even if they weren't good eatin. 3. This guy was already a convicted poacher. 4. If this were a lion that had been marked for trophy hunting, I'd agree with you, but this is a case that is the exact opposite.