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10 ways the Internet is avenging Cecil the Lion

You can’t kill a protected celebrity lion in Zimbabwe without the Internet reacting. Let’s see where Dr. Walter Palmer is after luring Cecil out of an animal sanctuary, shooting him with a crossbow, and taking a selfie with his carcass after 40 hours of torment.

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Causing enough global outrage to convince Zimbabwe’s government to extradite Dr. Palmer.
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Forcing Dr. Palmer’s business into closure after activists released his contact information and created a #CatsLivesMatter memorial in front of his dental office.
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Taking down carrier airlines that allowed worldwide shipments of hunter’s bounty as freight.
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Ensuring Cecil the lion lives forever by launching a Beanie Baby fundraiser that pledged all funds to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in Oxford.
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Spreading awareness of endangered animals by spotlighting Cecil on NY’s most famous landmark.
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Getting celebrities to colorfully call out stupidity.


Reaching 1 million signatures on a petition calling on Zimbabwe to end trophy hunting.
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Creating fantastic Schwarzenegger memes to bring awareness.
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Publicly calling out big game hunters so that lines won’t be crossed again.


And last but not least, getting Lion King animator Aaron Blaise on board to create a beautiful digitally rendered memorial to Cecil the lion.