Cecil, like all lions, was a majestic creature but lions die every day with no outrage, so what's the difference with this story?
People have been worked up into a frenzy over this story and are displaying a mob mentality which includes calls for the death of the man who killed Cecil. These feelings are being fanned by groups like PETA who claim to care about animals but if you really do care about animals, it's important to look beyond the emotional reaction. Studies show that a conservation mentality which includes controlled hunting, actually helps improve the health and size of animal populations.
Meanwhile, in virtually ignored news of human atrocities, over the last few weeks three undercover videos have been released showing high level people in Planned Parenthood discussing how to perform abortions in just the right manner in order to harvest and sell the body parts of aborted babies.
On this story, the main-stream media is either silent or defends Planned Parenthood, leading me to wonder what kind of public outrage we'd see if these stories received the same level of coverage?
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