Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Cecil

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We can not silence
The majestic with bullets
It is they who will silence us

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2016 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

25 thoughts on “Cecil

  1. A lot of people are roaring for Cecil, DE. Too late, we know. Stupid us.

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  2. Yes, I am glad to hear the outcry. My meaning is that we are an interlinked ecosystem and once it is broken, it could mean the end for us too.

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  3. ‘could mean’? Sorry for the pessimism but we are goners for sure.

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  4. Most of the time I feel like that too. I try to be optimistic though.

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  5. Poor beautiful Cecil. Such a ruthless act, its a shame to human kind

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  6. Thank you for posting this in remembrance of him. Such a tragedy. Your words are just prolific 🙂

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  7. Thank you. I was so pissed and sad when it first hit the news that it took me a few days to be able to come up with anything to say.

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  8. Same here. So glad you did this – a beautiful tribute to a magnificent life.

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  9. I am filled with anger, grief, loss, and core-level sadness for plight of the all the magnificent beings who cannot defend themselves against humans who kill for thrills and call it a “sport.” Thank you for your tribute.

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  10. Thank you for your words.

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  11. I hope the public outcry makes a positive difference. Who are we as humans, that we can decide who lives or dies in this world?

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  12. Great point, Christy. Indeed!

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  13. Wow. Powerful! What a gorgeous creature he was.

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  14. Thank you. My words someone else’s stunning photo. Yes, he was gorgeous.

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  15. The words are perfect for that photo.

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  16. The death of lion which meant no harm and hunted by a man is unacceptable… 😦

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  17. Thank you for the reblog. The more that get the message, the better.

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  18. Yes…that’s exactly what I thought.

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  19. My heart aches for an animal I never knew.

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  20. I hear you sister. I am hoping Cecil’s legacy will be a new awareness, a change in the laws or at least an enforcement of those we have and a recognition of the economic power of such living creatures. He was worth more alive than dead. He is the perfect poster child for change. While it pains me that humans assign economic value to any living thing (it has a right to just be), the cold, hard truth is that humans as a society change their behavior based on economics and I am a realist. If being more valuable alive is what works, I’ll take it. I worry about all the little creatures that aren’t as pretty or majestic. They are no less important but may not have the commercial power to be saved. But we’d better be quick about it. Once a species population gets below a certain point, much like the Cheetah, the lack of genetic diversity is its undoing.

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  21. I don’t think I could have said it better myself, we are running out of time to make a difference, one that really counts.

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