via press release:
We've all heard the sad news, where a much beloved Lion, Cecil, was illegally killed when it was tricked to leave the preserve it lived on, was shot by a bow, then tracked for forty hours before being put out of it's frightened misery by the great asshole hunter.
Now Animal Planet is doing a 12-hour marathon of programming dedicated to poor soul of a cat that was killed.
On August 10th,
In Remembrance of Cecil the Lion, Animal Planet’s Campaign AnimalsAreNotTrophies.com Provides Resources to Join the Fight Against Trophy Hunting and Poaching --
On Monday, August 10th from 6am to 6pm, we'll have,
LAST LION OF LIUWA – From 6 – 7 AM ET/PT
This story is told through the eyes of a predator of the Liuwa plain – the last remaining lioness of Liuwa. She is the sole survivor of a senseless massacre that took the lives of the rest of her pride.
BIG CAT DIARY – From 7 – 10 AM ET/PT
In this series, Animal Planet tracks the day-to-day lives of big cats that roam the Mara wildlife community in Africa, including lions, cheetahs and leopards.
INTO THE LION’S DEN – From 10 AM – 12 PM ET/PT
Follow Animal Planet’s Large Predator Expert Dave Salmoni on an adrenaline-pumping trek deep into the territory of a pride of wild lions. Dave claims that lions are more likely to accept people than to attack them, and in this program, he’s putting his life on the line to prove it.
INTO THE PRIDE – From 12 – 5 PM ET/PT
Animal Planet's Large Predator Expert Dave Salmoni heads deep into the African bush on a double mission: to return to his wild roots and to help save a rogue pride of lions from elimination.
A LION CALLED CHRISTIAN - From 5 – 6 PM ET/PT
We here at Cinema Static are so sorry you became a part of this terrible travesty, but you will be remembered, and you may very well be heralding a new era of anguish and focus on the world of big game trophy hunting.
You will be the face of a new era of a world you knew nothing about and had no reason to fear because you lived on protected lands. Until now.
We are sorry you had to leave us in such a cruel and horrible fashion and yet there will be gratitude for helping shine a light on this stupid sport/hobby or what ever the hell you call this 'shooting arcade game' called trophy hunting.
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