Cecil the Lion

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A Chilean Man Tried to Feed Himself to a Bunch of Zoo Lions

Franco Luis Ferrada survived his alleged suicide attempt, but now two lions are dead.
Carlton Férment
5.23.16
environment

The Obama Administration Just Made It Virtually Impossible for Hunters to Import African Lion Trophies

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has put two sub-species of lion under federal endangered species protection five months after the killing of an iconic African lion set off global outrage.
Matt Smith
12.21.15
zimbabwe

Cecil the Lion's Killer Will Not Be Charged in Zimbabwe

Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri says Walter Palmer had the necessary permits to legally hunt in Zimbabwe and would not seek to extradite the American dentist back to the country.
Reuters and VICE News
10.12.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Turns Out It Was Legal for that Dentist to Shoot Cecil the Lion

That doesn't really help his dental practice's dismal Yelp page, though.
River Donaghey
10.12.15
environment

The Fight To Stop Canada's Annual Grizzly Bear Hunting Season

An estimated 300 grizzly bears are killed in British Columbia through regulated hunts every year. The provincial government says there are a total of 15,000 grizzlies that live there, but that number has been widely disputed.
Rachel Browne
9.9.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

That Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Is Back at Work in Case You Need a Cleaning

He was greeted by a mob of protestors and journalists.
Scott Masters Pierce
9.8.15
americas

The Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion Says He's Heading Back to Work

Walter Palmer said he plans to return to his dental practice this week in a Minneapolis suburb, and stressed that he feels his hunt in Zimbabwe was legal.
VICE News
9.7.15
earth

Customers Are Boycotting UPS Because It Ships Severed Animal Heads

Shipping companies are under scrutiny for transporting wildlife trophies.
Melissa Cronin
8.27.15
News

Canada’s Controversial Grizzly Bear Hunting Season Has Just Begun

About 300 grizzlies are hunted and killed every year in British Columbia, but activists say the culling is unnecessary and unethical.
Julie Chadwick
8.17.15
africa

You Can Now Kill Lions Again In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has lifted the ban on hunting lions, leopards and elephants imposed just ten days ago after news that an American hunger illegally killed Cecil the lion.
Tess Owen
8.10.15
environment

Police Kill Six Alleged Tiger Poachers in Bangladesh Gunfight

The fierce battle between authorities and suspected poachers took place in Khulna's Koyra Upazila area on Sunday, said officials, and came as Bangladesh launches a crackdown on illegal hunting.
VICE News
8.10.15
ethics

Comparing Lions to Factory Farmed Chickens Is Pro-Human Bigotry

Animal activists get up in arms whenever meat-eaters mourn the death of, say, a famous lion instead of factory-farmed chickens. But this leaves animal activists looking like pro-human bigots.
Rhys Southan
8.6.15
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