Better for Cecil to die within the next year(13 yrs old) by another lion taking over his pride or by hyenas and nobody benefits, or, the community gets 55k and moronic dentist takes him out? Multiply this scenario
Chief in Cincinnati says video did not look good and he has now been charged with murder. Again, does a college police officer have the same set of rules, training, authority as a regular cop? And, do they belong to any union?
As I mentioned, most of the hunts will guarantee you a kill or charge you 30k for the hunt and an add'l 25k if you get the kill. This guy and every other hunter cannot stay there for a month, so the guides probably skirt the rules quite a bit I would bet that dead animals are used constantly to lure animals from any direction. Game calls, scents, etc are all used to lure animals in The fact that it was Cecil will piss off the people making money carting people around to video animals, but they are all making money
Even domestic dogs and cats will kill for the sake of killing many times. They have plenty of food, but will kill birds, rabbits, chickens or whatever, even though they are not hungry. But not here to argue that point If lion hunting is legal, if tiger, leopard, etc, hunting is legal, then as useless as I might find it, can you demonize someone for doing it. Exotic hunting has been going on forever. As far as tying a dead animal on a vehicle, I venture to guess that this is done with each hunt because if you have a guy paying a lot of money and only going to be there for a few days, then baiting will be used. No different than some bear hunter in Canada putting out molasses and such to bring in black bears. By the way, I don't like that either. Just because this particular lion was killed, is it worse than if another lion had show up? Most of the time, the lioness will be the one to stalk and make the kills, but whatever. Just playing devils advocate again, just ....because
I totally don't get why someone would want to kill a lion, tiger, leopard, etc. If you can't eat it and it's not trying to eat you, then what's the point? Having said that, people's emotions do go nuts over things like this. More so than things like what Rubio mentioned or even police shootings, gang shootings, etc. One more thing, not that it matters a great deal, but Cecil would probably have died in the next year or so anyway as he was 13. Hyenas are more natural way of dying, but not sure why their gov gives out permits anyway unless they are not endangered and they make a ton of money