For Zimbabweans, Outrage Over a Dead Lion Is a ‘First-World Problem’

“Why are the Americans more concerned than us? We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange.”

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PJM- In the United States, the shooting of one lion is vastly more important than the trafficking of baby parts by a taxpayer-funded abortion outlet. According to Newsbusters, broadcast news shows spent more time in one day on Cecil the lion than they did on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks.

The lion story is also garnering more attention than the icky Planned Parenthood story on social media. (Perhaps people are taking their cue from Planned Parenthood and the White House, who argue that the story is a phony scandal about “selectively edited” videos. Of course, when questioned by Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest freely admitted that he was getting his talking points directly from Planned Parenthood!)

In Zimbabwe, the untimely passing of Cecil the lion has not set off what anyone would call a media firestorm, a brushfire, or even a spark in a trash can. In fact, the story has gone largely unnoticed.

“What lion?” acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe.

The government has still given no formal response, and on Thursday the papers that chose to run the latest twist in the Cecil saga tucked it away on inside pages.

One title had to rely on foreign news agency copy because it failed to send a reporter to the court appearance of two locals involved.

Meanwhile in suburban Minneapolis, the dental practice of this week’s “Emmanuel Goldstein” is under siege:  MORE

18 Comments on For Zimbabweans, Outrage Over a Dead Lion Is a ‘First-World Problem’

  1. Liberal progressives, peta, leftist tree huggers are all up in arms about an elderly lion being hunted and killed in Africa.

    Never seen nor heard the same socialist bleeding hearts protest or say one word about killing 100s of thousands of babies in the US.
    The left thinks killing American babies is not worthy of outrage……

  2. It’s not a lion, it’s a SQUIRREL !

    (Iran will probably killed more lions via nukes than all the dentists in the world ever could)

  3. Normal Zimbabweans, average Africans, in fact, have infinitely more pressing problems than the death of some cat.

    Inflation Rate for Zimbabwe: 12,875% / yr,
    Sudan: 46.8%
    Ghana: 16.5%

  4. Exactly, Cato.

    Not to mention that this is just another back-door way for them to yell about hunters, guns, and gun owners. But then… when I hunt, I don’t use an ultra-sound, crushing forceps, a scalpel, and where my prey cannot escape it’s protective enclosure.

  5. No to all of the above posts . . . the reasons American’s don’t care how many Zimbabweans die?

    You’re black.

  6. Fun factoid:
    Total Africans killed in 2014 by Lions and Elephants: 70
    Total Chicagoans killed in July 2015 alone: 49

    Draw your own conclusions.

  7. Imam Obola was over there. Perhaps he should have shielded the lion with his body, instead of prancing around like he was on Soul Train.

  8. “Zimbabwe is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children trafficked for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation.”

    And we’re going to send some stupid American dentist over there while we affirm the rights of traffickers in baby body parts here?

    Thank God the liberals have Cecil…if they didn’t, Planned Parenthood might actually make the front pages.

  9. First of all let’s dispose of the notion that this dentist was “Big Game Hunter or even a real hunter of the type you find all over the world. This jerk was a thrill killer. You don’t bait a lion of a protected reserve and when he’s sitting on a pile of meat blind him with floodlights and when he’s frozen kill him with a compound box. This dentist has done this before in the States (a bear that time) and took a hefty fine as well as having a criminal record and served a years probation for sexual harassment and unwanted touching. The man’s a pig and deserves what’s coming to him regardless of what Ted Nugent says.
    The real story here is the MSM screwed up and let abortion back into the discussion. Couple people comparing the reaction of Cecil the lion’s offing and the thousands murdered everyday to the PP revelations and the only ones trying to kill the conversations are the extreme left. I say gin up Cecil and by extension the abortion conversation and the horrific actions of PP and for the first time in decades there may be a shifting of opinion with the MSM unable to tamp it down. In the end Cecil may have given his life so that humans can live.

  10. that and the whole mooslimbs killing off Christian thingy… that’s exactly why the Christians in the South Sudan worked so hard to become a legitimate country.

  11. In the 80s a cocaine addiction was a sign you were making too much money for your intelligence. Going on safari in Africa is a sign you are making too much money for your intelligence today. Who does he think he is R.J. Reynolds?
    I hate to say it, these SJW have entirely too much influence for their intelligence.
    White Wimp Weezer Wizards

  12. This is the Disneyfication of America and the world, talking animals with families, evil hunters coming in and killing everything in sight. Cecil is just Mufassa or whatever lion kings name was.

    These idiots believe this fantasy and it’s truly pathetic and dangerous.

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