I started writing this post last night and hesitated as to what to say and how to say it. I love the beauty of our world, a world that we as humans continue to destroy in ways large and small. As many, many are right now I too am deeply saddened by those responsible for luring Cecil the Lion outside of his safe environment so that he could be shot for a "trophy." I will not recount the details of the kill, the suffering of the animal, and the way the body was treated. You can google Cecil and read the story.
I think what I want to say is that I am glad that this is unsettling to so many. We live in a beautiful world with space for all of us to create habitats to live and thrive. We have to take care of the land and ALL who live here. I think that is what I think this is about. The greed and lust of a few to take the life of Cecil as a prize. This is not what we want for the earth we live on and the earth we hope to pass on.
We must remember that we are mammals and part of the earth. We share it, it is not ours to be so careless and destructive with. Keep the dialog going and challenge yourself to asks the tough questions of others and also of yourself. We must protect all the wild places and all the wild animals that live there. We need to find greater depths to the love and nourishment we can provide. We can do better. WE MUST!