Just now catching up on the news, specifically, about Cecil the lion. If you're as upset about it as I am now, just skip this post.
Oddly enough, since I became a vegetarian, I am LESS opposed to legal hunting of deer, for example, because at least the animal probably had a good life in the wild before being killed (fairly quickly by a bullet and not a pack of wolves or coyotes) vs. animals living their whole lives in horrible conditions in some factory farms.
But WTF, man. What kind of person gets a thrill out of killing beautiful animals that they aren't even going to eat? And an animal in a safari park that had a name?? That's like killing your neighbor's pet dog.
end v. upset rant