The news that a big game hunter shot a beloved lion in
Zimbabwe sparked monumental criticism last week. The killing uncovered a
long-time practice of big game hunting – this particular hunt certainly scandalous
if news reports prove correct.
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When I wrote about President Theodore Roosevelt for middle grade kids, I included a photo of the president with a pair of dead cheetahs at his feet. It’s not a pretty picture to our eyes in 2015. But it’s part of Roosevelt’s story, and so it has a place in my book.