People are seriously fucking trying to take what happened to Cecil the lion, and make it all about racism.
LIONS ARE A FUCKING ENDANGERED SPECIES. THERE ARE MORE OF THEM IN CAPTIVITY THAN THERE ARE IN THE WILD. THEY LACK THE ABSTRACT THOUGHT OF A HUMAN BEING, AND ARE NOT ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES ON THE SAME LEVEL AS A HUMAN. They can’t operate weaponry, they can’t use a phone, they can’t seek or administer first aid, and PEOPLE LITERALLY REGARD THEM AS TROPHIES. Besides that, the majority of animal poaching in Africa is conducted BY AFRICANS, for export in ASIA (particularly for use in traditional Chinese medicine).
WE DO FUCKING CARE ABOUT RACISM. In fact, I’m pretty fucking sure that in this country, the majority of the people in it are against racism, considering the fact that WE HAVE HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE TERMS. However, you are NOT helping the cause by actively forcing the issue into places where it isn’t relevant, and trying to REDUCE THE IMPORTANCE OF OTHER TRAGIC EVENTS. You’re only making people sick of listening to you, and WANTING TO IGNORE YOU because you keep crying wolf when there is no wolf in sight. LEARN TO PICK YOUR FUCKING BATTLES.
You don’t fucking belittle the suffering of others (including animals) just because you can’t take two seconds out of your life to realize that people can not only care about more than one thing at a time, but that there are other issues in the world that also demand recognition.