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The lesson of Cecil: Big-game trophy hunting should be outlawed

The lesson of Cecil: Big-game trophy hunting should be outlawed

  In the days since Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist and big game trophy hunter, was revealed to have killed a beloved and well-known male lion named Cecil outside a protected habitat in Zimbabwe, Cecil has become the face of the slaughtered trophy and Palmer has become the face of the brutal hunter.   This past weekend, Cecil's face was featured among a group of endangered species projected in lights onto the side of the Empire State Building. The dentist, whom Zimbabwe wants to extradite on charges of illegal hunting, has become so globally reviled that he has gone into hiding. My guess is that if anyone finds him, it will be a tenacious booker from, say, the...

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