Cecil, who was being studied by scientists at Oxford University, was wearing a GPS collar when he was killed. He left behind a pride with young cubs.
4 Signs the Tide May Be Turning Against Lion Hunting, and 1 It Isn’t
International outcry over Cecil the lion’s death is sparking changes around the world.
Who could shoot a lion?
That’s the question many people are asking on social media and in protests outside the offices of big game hunters, after the illegal killing of Cecil the lion last month. Although some hunting groups are digging in on their support of the legal, regulated pastime, there are also signs that a cultural shift away from big game hunting may be happening.
There have been more than a million signatures to online petitions calling for the end of legal lion hunting.
National Geographic conducted a survey of more than 1,000 American adults over the weekend to gauge their response to Cecil’s story and the broader issues of hunting and conservation. The polling firm Ipsos found that 71