Early Thursday morning, perhaps as a collective response to the tragic killing of Cecil the lion, Twitter users across the country began tweeting out the laws that would exist if animals were in charge. The hashtag #IfAnimalsMadeLaws was soon trending nationally.
Some of the suggestions are serious.
#IfAnimalsMadeLaws he would not be killed for his fur. http://t.co/1mneSRcqPc
— Animal Equality (@AnimalEquality)
#IfAnimalsMadeLaws they would not allow themselves to be confined and killed for food. #vegan http://t.co/dChMwgbQRu http://t.co/CI1UyauBZW
— Vegan Outreach (@veganoutreach)
Then Walter Palmer would be in serious trouble #IfAnimalsMadeLaws
— Steve Woolerton (@Swooly1978)
Some are silly.
Everything that's been thrown must be retrieved by mouth #IfAnimalsMadeLaws
— Holly (@Hollyorange8)
#IfAnimalsMadeLaws handshakes would be replaced with sniffing crotches
— joshingstern (@joshingstern)
And some of the tweets are totally touching.
#IfAnimalsMadeLaws morning belly rubs are mandatory
— View from my Office (@viewfrommyoffic)
The world would be a sweeter place
— annalee (@afloodofblood)
But animal lovers all agree on one thing - the world would be a lot better #IfAnimalsMadeLaws.