Do some research on “herd management” before forming an opinion on the matter. Personally I could not see myself doing this, but perhaps it’s better for the species overall. Maybe this lion was only consuming much needed resources from the rest of its pride while contributing nothing to the longevity of their existence i.e. no longer breeding, etc. No opinion is being expressed, other than one of wanting to see more fact based input instead of empty and seemingly uneducated comments. The OP never said the well educated tour guides were disgusted, just that he was, and the guides said hunting a lion was cowardly. Perhaps he even missed the part where they might have mentioned population management or something else like it.
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