THE BIG LIE Chapter 2 – The Killing of Cecil

ON THE NIGHT OF 1 JULY 2015, Cecil, all alone, returned to an elephant-meat bait on a game ranch called Antoinette that was located just outside the boundary of Hwange National Park. He had fed on the same bait the night before. Antoinette was owned by a Zimbabwean citizen called Honest Ndhlovu. There that night, …

THE BIG LIE The Story of CECIL THE LION by Ron Thomson Chapter 1

1. Preamble NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD have so many people in so many different countries become so equally besotted by the reported killing of a single wild animal. In this case, by the death of, by all accounts, a truly magnificent Zimbabwean male lion called Cecil! But everybody, it seems, wanted their …