What the Killings of Cecil and Harambe Should Have Taught Us

At TedxFlourCity 2016 last November, Seneca Park Zoo Society Executive Director Pamela Reed Sanchez spoke about two recent events that brought the plight of wildlife to the fore: the killings of Cecil the lion and Harambe the gorilla. But as she points out, the way that these incidents captured the public’s attention left too much unexplored about the real causes of extinction.

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As Pamela Reed Sanchez tells us, the social media outrage with the killings of Cecil the Lion and Harambe the Gorilla obscured the bigger issues related to wildlife and made clear that we are disconnected from nature. Pamela explains the real lessons to be learned and the role zoos play in saving animals from extinction.