The media attention which surrounds the killing of Harabme the Gorilla, is much the same as the media attention which surround Cecil the Lion. People are outraged. For each of these animals deaths, hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition to bring justice to each animals killers. But, where is the outrage over the millions of animals which are killed each day?
Everyday at least millions of animals die, this relates to animals killed for food. If we combined the animals killed for other things, such as; clothing, entertainment, cosmetic testing, experimentation, to name a few, then, we may realistically be killing a billion animals everyday. In the UK alone, humans kill 22 million animals for food. That doesn't include the marine animals which are killed, the animals which are killed in experiments, or, animals killed for other reasons.
With the UK's numbers alone, you can see how easily worldwide that numbers of animals killed globally everyday are, or around, a billion. Perhaps higher. The problem that we have is that animals being killed by humans are not really recorded. We have a rough estimate. But, that estimate is likely to be higher.
With animal murder being so common on a daily basis, why are we so outraged when one Gorilla or one Lion is killed. This is not to say the killing of these two animals is right, the point is, worse happens everyday to animals. Where is our outage when baby chicks are grinned alive everyday? Where is our outrage at animals who are boiled alive in slaughterhouses, because they haven't been killed outright? Where is outrage against slaughterhouses? Where is our outrage against bullfighting? Horse racing? Or any other blood sports? Where is our outrage at canned hunting as a whole? Where is our outrage at animal experimentation? And, so on.
Outrage doesn't mean violent outrage, it means standing up for animals and refusing to participate in actions which kill them.
The reality is, is that the animals which most people use on a daily basis, for things such as food, had a worse life and killing than either the Gorilla or the Lion. The vast majority of animals used for food, live in conditions so cramp, that they can't even move around in or see sunlight. Their death so cruel and vicious, that we don't want to see it, letting others do the bloody work.
The animals which are killed on a daily basis, are the animals which should be getting our attention.