Stop Animal Cruelty wants to

Protect African Lions by listing them as Endangered Species

The poaching of Zimbabwe's "Cecil the Lion" that these lions are under constant threat and nearer to extinction

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    Animals are a lot more like us than some people like to admit.  They think, feel, love and can…Read More

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Stop Animal Cruelty
Stop Animal Cruelty Campaign leader

Perhaps the most famous lion on earth, Cecil, was lured from his home, shot, killed, beheaded, and skinned. Horrific.

Minnesota Dentist Kills Beloved 13-Year-Old Lion "Cecil" on Zimbabwe Safari

A Minnesota dentist is under fire for his role in killing a beloved 13-year-old Zimbabwean lion named Cecil. Walter Palmer was identified by the Telegraph as Cecil's killer and according to sources reportedly spent more than $54,000 to bribe park guides for the privilege, according to the BBC. Cecil had been a major tourist draw at…Read More
Stop Animal Cruelty
Stop Animal Cruelty Campaign leader

This is a huge step in the right direction! Thank you Senator Menendez for your leadership. The CECIL Act would extend restrictions on…Read More

Senator Proposes New ‘CECIL’ Act For Slain Lion
Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) juxtaposed with a photo of Cecil the lion. (Getty/Twitter) Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has proposed a new law to Congress to ban people from bringing trophy animals they shot abroad back to the United States. According to a draft of the bill released July 31 by Menendez, the bill will seek to extend…Read More
Stop Animal Cruelty
Stop Animal Cruelty Campaign leader

Justice for Cecil and all the other African lions we've lost to poachers.

What justice for Cecil the Lion would actually look like

Washington Post
Walter James Palmer is accused of killing Cecil, a famous 13-year-old lion from Zimbabwe. Conservation officials say Palmer paid two local to lure the lion out of a national park. (Reuters) Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who was recently identified as the person who killed an iconic Zimbabwean lion, is having a rotten week. As my…Read More
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