First, hunting is actually a vital part of conservation in the US. It not only keeps populations at healthy levels but provides the funding necessary to protect vulnerable species and habitats. Second, you don’t hear people getting all up in arms when a non-charismatic animal is harmed. Were this a lizard or some sort of insect, no one would care. It’s a cute, cuddly lion so everyone pretends to care. Third, it is ridiculous that so many people think they understand how a species in a different country should be managed better than an entire government. What makes the author or anyone else commenting a better expert on how to manage these animals? While I could never hunt myself, I understand those who do. I wish that people would use this level of emotion to get away from internet slacktivism and get out and actually do something.