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World Lion Day, Monday 10 August to celebrate the King of Beasts

Monday, August 10th 2015 - 05:50 UTC
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Those who love these magnificent beasts will come together to celebrate World Lion Day, to bring awareness of the need to protect the legendary animals. Those who love these magnificent beasts will come together to celebrate World Lion Day, to bring awareness of the need to protect the legendary animals.
Men cultures are fascinated with lions and have been for centuries. We honor them with monuments, in many important buildings around the globe Men cultures are fascinated with lions and have been for centuries. We honor them with monuments, in many important buildings around the globe
The website dedicated to celebrating World Lion Day states that despite humans’ admiration for the dangerous cat, their future is uncertain. The website dedicated to celebrating World Lion Day states that despite humans’ admiration for the dangerous cat, their future is uncertain.

World Lion Day is to be remembered on Monday, August 10, and to celebrate this first campaign to protect the imposing animal many websites are dedicating amazing photos of the King of Beasts, as it is sometimes called.

 With all the attention on the cruel slaughter of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, this day can’t come at a better time. This is the first time that those who love these magnificent beasts will come together to celebrate World Lion Day, to bring awareness of the need to protect the legendary animals.

Men and cultures are fascinated with lions and have been for many centuries. We honor them with monuments and they appear in many important buildings around the globe, and now they will have the beginning of what organizers hope is a special day to focus on the need to keep these animals safe from extinction.

The website dedicated to celebrating World Lion Day states that despite humans’ admiration for the dangerous cat, their future is uncertain.

“Despite the lions’ symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are suffering from a silent extinction across Africa and India. Knowledge of the King of Beasts’ plight is little known.

“World Lion Day is the first global campaign to celebrate the importance of the lion worldwide. Since the dawn of man the lion has played an integral role in our lives: symbolically, religiously, culturally, economically, and biologically. To lose the lion from our world would be to lose part of our global heritage.”

The call is to celebrate World Lion Day on August 10, wherever you may be in the world, and bring awareness of the precarious situation and bleak future the animals face.

Likewise Animal Planet will be dedicating twelve hours of program on Monday to Cecil the lion, the famous resident of a Zimbabwe nature preserve killed by a Minnesota dentist.

Starting at 6 a.m. and running to 6 p.m., shows like “Big Cat Diary” and “Into the Pride” will be aired during the special marathon.

“Cecil’s senseless slaughter is a vivid reminder of how vulnerable these magnificent animals are to human threats,” the cable network stated in announcing its plan.

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  • ChrisR

    I have killed many animals in my 50 years or so of quarry and vermin control: ALL with the appropriate firearm, ALL headshot where possible. Any animal showing even the slightest sign of life (which may have been an autonomic reaction) was immediately shot again.

    It is necessary to control deer of all species for their own health given that they breed like rabbits without natural predators.

    Likewise vermin which threaten crops and commercial animals such as chickens (especially in battery systems) need to be controlled so feral pigeons are a no-no (fowl pest) as are foxes where small poultry systems are in use (a fox will kill ALL the hens and take just one or two). They do this to keep the others quiet. Rabbits are a particular pest on arable land.

    To use a bow on live animals is cruel, especially animals the size of lions. The American cretin did not kill Cecil the lion with his arrow: the poor thing had to wander around carrying the arrow until the professional hunters found him and shot him with a rifle.

    The ability of man to kill animals is way beyond the use of clumsy tools such as compound bows and should be banned for hunting large animals other than for indigenous people to maintain their heritage. The cretin even wanted to kill an elephant with his pathetic bow.

    And of course Cecils cubs are now at risk from being killed if another male takes his pride, this is normal in nature, including some humans: who wants to raise a child that the wife has carried due to adultery? Some might but not me (I wouldn't kill them of course).

    So the yank is in hiding from those who want him dead for killing Cecil? Somebody will do it and I hope they use a bow and shoot him in his RH lung, it would be poetic justice for Cecil and the cretin would probably take a while to die.

    Good riddance.

    Aug 10th, 2015 - 01:51 pm 0
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