The Science Of Why You Are So Upset About Cecil The Lion
The Science Of Why You Are So Upset About Cecil The Lion | ThinkProgress
The brutal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist has been met with a torrent of anger worldwide.
“We are blind to so much suffering that goes on with so many animals yet so cognizant of this,” Small said.
Intuitively, the uproar over the lion’s murder makes sense. The story is awful.
But it does raise a tricky question: Why, exactly, are people so upset about the death of this specific animal?
To answer this question, ThinkProgress consulted Ernest Small, a Ph.D with the Canadian government who specializes in biodiversity. Small has recently published two peer-reviewed papers on the topic of why humans favor some animals over others.
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