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in the aftermath of Cecil the iconic lion’s gunning down by the American dentist in Zimbabwe, which has caused worldwide spontaneous revulsion and demand to stop the slaughter of Africa’s majestic wild animals so their heads can hang in trophy rooms in Texas, Mexico, Germany, etc. A great example of Malcolm Gladwell’s tipping point. Let hope the momentum continues, like the revulsion and ongoing global campaign against the slaughter of Africa’s elephant for their ivory that my 2010 story in Vanity Fair, “Agony and Ivory,” helped get going. Which is having some results, but the word hasn’t gotten to the poachers or the smugglers yet. Here’s Anderson’s piece : http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/cecil-during-wartime

 

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