... while in the Third World country that set aside space for that lion to exist in the first place, people are in desperate trouble, and yet there's no outcry on their behalf.
That space set aside for those lions to exist has a dual purpose: it not only protects the local wildlife, by turning those animals into a tourist attraction it also supports the tourist industry which many countries in Africa hope will be a key contributor to the growth of local economies - and employment.
So those desperate people will have more jobs available to them.
So foreign money will come into their area.
So others can become familiar with their conditions and perhaps be moved to do something constructive.
a bigger picture. There are more lasting ways to help than handing out a few fish.
You're very right, Newt, without populations of game animals there for sport hunting (again, I don't understand its appeal) many rural communities around the world, especially in Africa, wouldn't be able to exist.
RIP, dead lion, and if the dentist truly shot him illegally---innocent until proven guilty---major bad karma from me to him.
Now here's to hoping people put at least as much emotion into pondering the suffering of their fellow man as they have a lion, huh?
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