Close to 300,000 people have signed a petition to “Demand Justice for Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe,” but there’s a wrinkle — the petition is addressed to Zimbabwe’s awful president, Robert Mugabe:
The petition goes on to ask Mugabe “to stop issuing hunting permits to kill endangered animals!”
But do these signatories asking for justice for animals not know the history of Robert Mugabe and record of genocide against human animals? Apparently not:
And there’s this bit of news the animal-rights activists might have missed. Mugabe basically “ate a whole zoo” for his 91st birthday party:
And not only did Mugabe and his guests eat a baby elephant, Mugabe received a stuffed lion as a “gift”:
His guests were fed a young elephant, and two buffaloes, two sables and five impalas were also donated to the president by a local landowner. He also threw in a lion and a crocodile to be stuffed as an extra gift for Mugabe. On top of this, 40 cows were offered to the president by two members of his government. A second elephant is going to be shot and given to the Victoria Falls community.
But since the lion didn’t have a name and wasn’t killed by a wealthy American, nobody cares.