"Why Are the Americans More Concerned Than Us?" --Zimbabweans on Cecil the Lion
I wonder if Kimmel had tears while watching Samuel DeBose being shot down by a cop a few days ago. He was unarmed. Did he cry over the death of Sandra Bland whose death is still being investigated? Did he tear up while watching numerous videos of mothers leaving their babies to die in hot cars in this scorching heat? Or how about pet owners leaving their dogs to die in a hot car while they're off shopping for an hour or more? There are murders and suicides every single day and not one person really makes a big fuss for too long over it. Many go unnoticed because the media only chooses to feed you what they want you to know.
"What lion?" Minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil.
"Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country." said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. "What is so special about this one?"
"Why are the Americans more concerned than us?" said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33 year old father of two cleaning his car in the center of the capital. "We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange."
The relationship with game is a tricky one for Zimbabweans. Hundreds, if not thousands of Zimbabweans are killed by crocodiles, lions, elephants and other animals each year in the African country. The problem is compounded by extreme poverty and poor infrastructure. In a country where unemployment is over 80%, the residents just can't see what the big deal about a lion is. ---read more by clicking here.
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