It is a sad day when a hunter kills a beloved Lion..."Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion." He is a dentist from Minnesota...I'm embarrassed that he's from MN.
I can't wrap my mind around this concept. I'm just so sad - now Cecil is dead and his 24 cubs will be killed by other male lions so they can mate with the mother's of his cubs.
I think of all the elephants and rhinos that are maimed and killed for their tusks and horns. Humans just can't leave nature alone and at peace.