Today was World Lion Day and I wanted to honor Cecil.
You certainly all know Cecil by now.
Cecil was killed using an arrow and was left wounded for 40 hours before being chased down and killed with a bullet. He was then beheaded and skinned.
When I was around 9 or 10 years old, I had an appendectomy.
My mother wanted to get me a gift that I could take with me to the hospital for comfort so I told her that I wanted a lion and his cub as soft toys.
At the hospital, the surgeon came to see me before the surgery and he saw my lions. He told me that he really liked my lions, he said that they were absolutely stunning and looked just like real lions. He also said: “I can see that you love animals, this is awesome, I do too”.
He then told me that he goes on safari trips every year to take pictures. He said that lions were amazing and that it was breathtaking to see them in the wild. He encouraged me to go one day.
He was a true animal lover, he respected them.
The only way that he ever shot those animals was with a camera, and that’s how it should be.
(Those are not actual pictures of my soft toys, I don’t know where they are after all this time but they look similar)
If you want to help, sign and share all the petitions you can and share them.
Here is a message from Kevin Richardson ( The Lion Whisperer)
First let me post a few pictures of Kevin:
We need to work all together to ban trophy hunting and hunting in general.
What was to fear just happened,one of Cecil’s cubs has been killed by a rival lion.
Cecil was a magnificent, gorgeous animal, this is how he will be remembered.