|Cecil the Lion (Photo by Daughter#3)|
Not very long ago, Cecil roamed the wilds of Zimbabwe, unbeknownst to most Americans.
This lion, beloved by many in his native land, was then mercilessly “killed by an American trophy hunter.”
The AFP reports that Cecil’s image is now lighting up New York City’s Empire State Building. His giant photo spans 33 floors of the landmark’s southern face.
This grand spectacle is the result of an innovative initiative to help save endangered animals. The initiative, called “Projecting Change on the Empire State Building,” was designed to get people talking about the plight of these creatures.
Louie Psihoyos, director of a 2009 film about the grisly methods used by Japanese dolphin hunters, is the force behind this “Projecting Change” initiative. He is also “founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society.”
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