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Go See A Live Lion

Rob Pringle | Posted 08.06.2016 | Green
Rob Pringle

I have spent the last 12 years studying, writing, and teaching about African animals, and my impression is that most people are equally superficial in their caring about both humans and wildlife.

White Supremacy and Devaluation of African [Heritage] Lives

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.05.2016 | Black Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The philosophy and practice of white supremacy devalues all African and African heritage lives whether human or non-human animal. White supremacy links slavery in the "Americas" with the ongoing police killings of unarmed black people and to the killing of animals on the continent of Africa.

Learning to Eat What You Hunt

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

Like most of us I have read about the brave dentist, Walter James Palmer from Bloomington, MN who paid $50,000 to shoot Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. I...

Apparently a Lion Is More Valuable Than Any Zimbabwean -- Myself Included

Ottilia Anna Maunganidze | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Ottilia Anna Maunganidze

The killing of Cecil the Lion, tragic as it might be to some, has laid bare some key issues that warrant further discussion. Few -- if any -- of these people rallying for ol' Cecil have shown their public concern and care for Zimbabweans.

Hunting and the Darker Side of Being Human

Johnny C. Sain | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Johnny C. Sain

The death of Cecil brought hunting into acute focus for many folks that rarely give more than a passing thought to hunters or hunting until someone with gun pulls a bonehead move. And now hunting is reexamined as proper modern human behavior in the court of public opinion.

Let's Hope Cecil Was Not Slaughtered for Naught

Chris Bohjalian | Posted 08.03.2016 | Home
Chris Bohjalian

As a vegetarian, I see promise in the indignation and sorrow people were experiencing. Cecil's death was not the Disney Circle of Life ending we expect for creatures this majestic and regal. Nevertheless, I have a feeling that Cecil the Lion was not slaughtered for naught. Let's see.

What Will Be Cecil the Lion's Legacy? And Who Should Decide?

Rosie Cooney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2016 | Green
Rosie Cooney, Ph.D.

Let's go back to Hwange National Park, the scene of Cecil's demise. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, responsible for managing this park, derived most of its income for wildlife conservation across the country from trophy hunting. Let us mourn Cecil, but be careful what we wish for.

Zimbabwe Alleges Second American Involved In Illegal Lion Hunt

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outc...

Here's Why Walter Palmer Keeps Saying He 'Took' Cecil The Lion

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.04.2017 | Arts

George Orwell once wrote that political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” The same could be said of the l...

No, Big Game Hunting Does Not Secretly Help Conservation Efforts

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.31.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Awareness alone isn't enough, especially when the sentimentally charged conversation happens in a void. So we talked to some of Africa's most trusted, most esteemed conservators about the practice of game hunting to set the record straight--the good, the bad, and the (often incredibly) ugly.

Why Everyone Is Outraged By Cecil the Lion's Death

Samita Sarkar | Posted 07.30.2016 | Green
Samita Sarkar

A master of deflective language, Walter Palmer either misses the point or just does not want to acknowledge it. He regrets earning the ire of anti-hunting community, but he does not regret trophy hunting. Walter Palmer doesn't even fully understand why everyone else is so outraged by what he did.

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildfir...

Je Suis Godzilla! Really?

Barry David Kluger | Posted 07.30.2016 | Politics
Barry David Kluger

We need to think when we use words or symbols and keep them in perspective. Causes are good. Very good but let's not use symbols of past events and think they can apply to every situation. They just don't.

Killing Aslan

Adina Ciment | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Adina Ciment

Aslan isn't coming back to save Narnia. And Simba isn't returning to Pride Rock. Palmer already stepped off the path and killed a butterfly, leaving us, after all the rage and yelling dies down, to just sit and wait for the eventual ramifications to unfold. And that train is never late.

Why The Internet Hate For Walter Palmer Matters

Megan Woolsey | Posted 07.30.2016 | Home
Megan Woolsey

I am happy that this week I didn't have to discover that my crowns and root canals were funding a man who uses my money to kill the worlds most rare and beautiful creatures. That my veneers didn't help pay for the destruction of the last few white rhinos. Or that my cavity fillings were funding the slow and painful death of a spectacular male lion in Zimbabwe.

Do We Care More About the Murder of Cecil The Lion Than of a Human? And If So, Why?

Lea Lane | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Lea Lane

Killing this magnificent animal of the highest order presents a larger picture of the hubris and destruction of humanity.

Tragedy of Cecil: Leader of Pride, Victim of Trophy Hunt

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Living free in the wild, being admired -- not killed -- for their beauty is where these species true and only value should lie. Cecil brought in significant tourist dollars as a living, breathing icon. Now he is nothing more than a sad reminder of what greed and exploitation of wildlife can lead to.

Cecil The Lion's Death Inspires New Jersey Bill To Protect Endangered Species

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

It didn't take long for global outrage over Cecil the lion's death to lead to proposed legislation. New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D) announced W...

Zimbabwe's Most Famous Lion Found Decapitated Outside National Park

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Home

This is Cecil. He was Zimbabwe’s most famous lion. A large, handsome creature with a lush mane tinged with black, the 13-year-old lion was called t...

The Big, Good Wolf: Real Lives of Alpha Males

Brenda Peterson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Can Washington now manage its wolf reintroduction more sustainably than other states, like Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana who focus on "lethal control"?

The Ice Fishermen of Schroon Lake, New York

Yvonne Albinowski | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Yvonne Albinowski

Ice Fishermen, Schroon Lake, New York I know that everyone is getting ready to slip into their flip flops and sandals, but let us all not forget that...

Get Outside: 3 Outdoor Archery Games to Try This Summer

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

Unlike the single-distance, climate-controlled environments of indoor archery, outdoor archery offers an unpredictable mix of terrain and weather at varying distances to challenge your shooting skills.

Conservative Britain: The Real Hunt Begins...

David Trumble | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
David Trumble

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Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

Ricky Gervais Takes A Shot At Giraffe Hunters

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green

British comedian and animal welfare crusader Ricky Gervais is standing up for giraffes on Twitter by publicly shaming people who hunt them. Gervai...