The devastating killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has sparked giving approaching $1 million. It’s an inspiring example of tragedy elevating a cause, but what happens next? Will the wave of support stick?
At this point, everyone knows the story of Cecil the lion. The news reports, which spread like wildfire, were gut-wrenching, as a dentist from Minnesota and his guides lured the lion out of Hwange National Park with food, beheading him and leaving the body behind.
The story set off a wave of sadness across the Internet, followed by outrage, and now, as a silver lining to the tragedy—giving.