Google ‘Cecil the lion’ – there are 45 000 500 000 blog entries. Now that he’s dead, the media wants you to hate dentists. The average lifespan of a lion in the wild is 13 years. Cecil was 13. In a zoo he might have lived to 20.
The lame stream media wants you to be outraged. Tim Blair and his commenters put it in perspective:
Typical Fairfax, always siding with the critters. And now even polarizing the animal kingdom.
Enough of this. They should just listen to Obama. Africa’s biggest challenge is gay rights.
The king of the jungle is dead, hoorah for the African queens.
Imagine the outcry if Cecil was gay.
Just to put it in perspective, Tim Blair inserts some more morsels of wisdom. And yes, do read the comments, the humour bites:
Robert Mugabe isn’t a Minnesota dentist, otherwise he might have been in big trouble back in March:
Robert Mugabe isn’t known for his subdued taste, and his million-dollar birthday was just as extravagant as people have come to expect …
His guests were fed a young elephant, and two buffaloes, two sables and five impalas were also donated to the president by a local landowner. He also threw in a lion and a crocodile to be stuffed as an extra gift for Mugabe. On top of this, 40 cows were offered to the president by two members of his government. A second elephant is going to be shot and given to the Victoria Falls community.
For the sake of Twitter’s Cecil-concerned community, let’s hope that none of these creatures had names.