Cecil over Cecile

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 | Meeke Addison | Pro-Life

This week CNN proved that murdered lions are more important than murdered babies.

The “New Day” morning show didn’t begin yesterday’s show discussing Cecile Richards or the fact that yet another Planned Parenthood video showing the disgusting abortion provider for what it truly is has been released.

See related blog post: And then there were three

No, the first 45 minutes of “New Day’s” broadcast covered Tom Brady, the two teens missing in Florida, Donald Trump, and the weather — the weather! Oh, and yes, the slaughter of Cecil, a 13-year-old black mane lion who was a tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. He was apparently hunted down by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.


Can you imagine? Babies’ salvageable body parts are being identified and sold, and CNN fails to see the importance of leading with that story. Instead they think people need to know about Cecil. The following is some of what CNN finds important, describing the details of Cecil’s slaughter in an article on their website:

The lion that he [Dr. Palmer] and his local guides hunted down and killed wasn’t just any big cat, according to Zimbabwean officials. It was Cecil, a beloved resident of Hwange National Park and a major tourist draw for Zimbabwe.

The 13-year-old black mane lion suffered a slow and painful death, according to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. The hunters lured him out of the park, the conservation group said, and Palmer then shot the lion with a bow and arrow, a method he is known for. But the arrow wasn’t enough to kill Cecil, who survived for another 40 hours until the hunters tracked him down and shot him with a gun.

The big cat was then skinned and beheaded, and the hunters tried to destroy the GPS collar that Cecil was wearing as part of research backed by Oxford University, the group said.

Recap: Cecil was “beloved,” and he suffered a “slow and painful death.” He was “skinned and beheaded.” How horrific! But again, this is nothing compared to the picking apart of innocent babies whose limbs are ripped apart and then sold for profit — an act that Cecile Richards still justifies as a legal service her organization provides for women. Shame on our media for valuing animals more than humans!

CNN also notes that Dr. Walt Palmer’s business site was filling with hateful comments regarding what he did to Cecil, specifically noting this one: “Shame on you, killing a majestic creature.” And this one from Sharon Osbourne: “I hope that #WalterPalmer loses his home, his practice & his money. He has already lost his soul.”

Gee, I wonder what might happen if these people discovered that our federal government was paying for millions of humans to be murdered and dismembered. Goodness, I’m sure the outcry would be great! Oh, wait…