Are some of you discussing Cecil over a veal scallopini? You betcha! But go ahead and get that dentist extradited. Yeah!
You are angry because Cecil was gorgeous and you identify as a king of the jungle.
OMG! Walter Palmer the evil dentist killed a supermodel! He killed the supermodel of the jungle! Had he shot a gazelle, he could have cut off her head and gone home and put his ghoulish trophy up on the wall of his office without raising an eyebrow.
People are angry about the killing of Cecil because they identify with the lion. People like to think of themselves as an invincible predator - king of the jungle. People love the lion because of what the lion represents: power, invincibility, greatness. So when the creepy dentist shot Cecil, in a way, he shot what we all wanted to be. So really, people love Cecil the lion in a very narcissistic way. It's almost as if the crazy dentist killed us, killed our dream.
Hunters are sociopaths.
The outcry is so huge that even hunting clubs around the world are distancing themselves from the creepy dentist, claiming that the creepy dentist is in fact a poacher, not a hunter and that hunting actually saves animals (their absurd logic is so self-serving they all deserve to be the victims of a canned hunt). These killers enjoy killing for fun and everyone allows them to use the excuse, the lie, that they are hunting for food to feed their families or that they distribute the meat to the hungry. They want to feel good about themselves while they kill. Everyone is guilty of letting them get away with murder. If you're going to give a hunter a pass for eating the meat of the victim he murdered, then give Jeffrey Dahmer a pass! Jeffrey Dahmer ate what he killed.