Our reaction the Cecil the Lion
I completely agree with the public disgust and shock at the death of Cecil the Lion, what happened to him was so disgusting. And I’m certainly not one of those people who get angry that people are mad about one person dying when millions die all over the world, I believe we can be sorry and sad for many different events taking place at the same time.
However, why aren’t we as disgusted and why isn’t our reaction as strong when human rights are snatched from people?
Where’s the 250,000 strong petition for the end of the Klu Klux Klan, for the safety of hundreds of thousands of children in poverty stricken and war torn countries, for the end of racial profiling, the end of sex trafficking or justice for people like Sandra Bland?
The public reaction (minus death threats to the dentist) to the death of Cecil is right, we should be outraged and we should stand together to stop this from happening again but we should be standing together and fighting against more atrocities in the world. Why don’t we??