August 4, 2015 - Following the death of Cecil
the lion several airlines have indicated they
have banned the shipment of trophy animals
worldwide as freight, on Monday Delta led the
charge followed by American Airlines.
On July 1, 2015, Cecil the lion who was a
13-year-old male Southwest African lion was
killed after being trapped on the
National Park in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe
by an American trophy hunter Walter Palmer.
Palmer had first wounded Cecil with an arrow
from a crossbow. Palmer then tracked down the
lion for about 40 hours, at which time he shot
the lion with his rifle. Cecil had been a major
attraction at the park and was being studied and
tracked by the
as part of a larger study.
The killing of Cecil drew international media
attention and sparked outrage among animal
conservationists, politicians and celebrities,
as well as a strong negative internet response