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Lonely Lion in the Serengeti National Park (Tanzania)

The sad case of Cecil the Lion demonstrates the superiority of conservative common sense over leftist notions of political correctness. First, there’s the question asked by many conservatives: why should anyone feel more upset by the death of a lion 5,000 miles away than by dismemberment of human babies in your own community? Conservatism holds that human life – even human life in the womb – is more precious than animal life in any form. That doesn’t mean animals shouldn’t be treated with kindness and respect, but that humans should be treated with even more kindness at every point in life’s journey. Second, there’s a liberal inclination to call hunting “disgusting” and to try to ban it. Many conservatives don’t hunt and don’t find hunting appealing— I’m one of them. But I don’t want to impose my feelings on someone else, who’s engaging in an age-old pursuit that actually encourages intergenerational connection, conservation, and love of nature.

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  1. drm  •  Aug 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    So where are all the groups standing up for the Zebras, the wildebeasts, the gazelles. I say “Screw Cecil the Lion”, #ZebraLivesMatter

  2. Lee  •  Aug 3, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Millennials living at home. Who gives a flip! If the parents want their overage offspring living at home then leave them alone. Is there a real problem here to solve…..nope. Did these people take on more college debt so they could live on campus at a school they could not afford? Could these people attend a local 2 or 4 year college and attend 1/2 or 2/3 time while working? Did they take course study that has very little or no market place demand and now they cannot get a meaningful job paying adequately to afford them to live on their own? None of these conditions are my or your problem so quit worrying about them. Leave it to the parents that allowed all of these poor decisions to happen. EOS. It took me 6 years to get through college working my way through. Then joined a company where I worked my way up and they paid for my graduate degree (part time again). My degrees are and were just as meaningful to my career success as those obtained with hugh college loans. Find some other problem to solve.

  3. ML Brothers  •  Aug 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I am appalled that the country and the world seem to sob over this lion when Planned Parenthood kills babies for their body parts and the liberals ignore this slaughter. Ye Gods! What kind of world do we live in. If one animal is abused it becomes their cause and even threaten death to the abuser. All lives matter to me from the unborn, the child no matter the color and yes even the lion but lets put this in the proper perspective!

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