"And the question we should ask ourselves is this: Just because he was named, and loved and part of a scientific study, does that make him any different, in the world of the lion, than the other lions killed by “sport” hunters? " - Dr. Jane Goodall
On July 1, 2015, an American dentist killed a lion named Cecil from Zimbabwe, who was part of a decade-long Oxford University study and much beloved. While his death was a tragic loss, both for science and for the species, it brought serious attention to the horrible practice of trophy hunting.
From this trauma emerged hope, as individuals from around the world rallied for Cecil and in the name of animals everywhere against this immoral practice.
In his honor, artist Bruce K. Lawes majestically depicts the fierceness and beauty of Cecil in this exclusive open edition paper print 17.5" x 12.5" image on 20" x 16" paper based on his original painting.
About the print, Lawes has written "From Darkness (of Cecil's death) the continued media focusing on this despicable act has brought big game hunters to the forefront and made them pariahs, comes the Light - the realization that we are the guardians of this planet and we must cherish and protect our natural world, not destroy it."
Get your very own "From Darkness Comes the Light" Cecil the lion print and give back to efforts to raise awareness in protecting species from trophy hunting.