As most folks now know, after suffering for 40 hours, wounded by an arrow, an African lion given the name "Cecil" was shot again - this time fatally - with a rifle.
His tormentor was a dentist named Walter Palmer, from Minnesota, who had paid tens of thousands of dollars, traveling to distant Zimbabwe to kill animals: something he admits he loves to do. Cecil had been lured from a national park, which is illegal to do in Zimbabwe.
And, the world took note. Cecil was wearing a radio tracking collar. His body was skinned, the head removed.
Palmer's guide was charged with poaching and so was the owner of the ranch where this outrage occurred.
Now, Zimbabwe wants to extradite Palmer from the US to face similar charges. Palmer has been the subject of outrage, all the more so for having poached before, when he lied about where he had shot a black bear in the US. His life has been threatened, his property vandalized, his business closed for now, and he has fled into hiding, hounded by relentless vitriol and images of him posted on social media posing with various beautiful animals he has killed. He looks so pleased; the animals look so dead.