The Selective Outrage Triggered by Cecil the Lion

The Selective Outrage Triggered by Cecil the Lion

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: The dentist from Minnesota who embarked on a high-priced hunt in Zimbabwe, and proudly lured a beloved lion away from protected land in order to kill him – in a time when lions are endangered – has provoked an angry response around the world. It’s a tragic crime, to be sure, but the apoplectic reaction is disturbing to see. Where are the vocal cries of grief about the hundreds of human lives lost to violence daily? “This is not terrorism… Raise a voice for the illegal taking of animal lives, but comparing it to mass murders? That we dare not do.” Watch my video for more insight and discussion.



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Brad Hirschfield

Brad Hirschfield is the co-founder and co-executive editor of The Wisdom Daily. A rabbi, Brad has been featured on ABC's Nightline UpClose, PBS's Frontline, Fox News and National Public Radio. He wrote a long-standing column, "For God's Sake," for the Washington Post, and has also written for The Huffington Post and He authored the book, You Don?t Have To Be Wrong For Me To Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism. Brad also serves as President of Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, a leadership training institute, think tank and resource center in New York City.

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