- The world is outraged that Cecil, the beloved and iconic male African lion, was hunted down by an American
- Wayne Pacelle: We fully condemn trophy hunting and the senseless headhunting of animals for self-gratification
Wayne Pacelle is the president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)This week, the world has expressed outrage at the story of Cecil, the beloved and iconic male African lion, who was lured out of the protected confines of a national park in Zimbabwe so that a Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer, could slaughter and mutilate him.