Majestic. Fierce. Courageous. Brave. Mighty. Beautiful. Intimidating. Leader. Loyal. These are words I think about when I think about a lion. These are not words I think about when I think about myself.
How extraordinary that major airlines are now setting their own policies prohibiting their transporting decapitated heads of lions and other wildlife "trophies." Good on them! Perhaps now it's time to see eBay step up with a comparable policy.
Manny's newfound fierceness comes out the second the mane goes on, but when he tries to give that famous lion roar, we see the sweeter, more adorable side of Manny...and it's one we hope never goes away!
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.
Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is accused of killing, beheading and skinning a beloved 13-year-old lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. This lion was a local favorite and was often photographed standing, reclining or playing.
How is it that we can believe we have the right to misuse these magnificent and wise wild creatures for the purposes of entertainment and profit, without any consideration or empathy for their wellbeing?