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Beyond Cecil the Lion: A Corner of Africa's Trophy Animal Industry in Namibia

The current international uproar over the brutal slaughter ofZimbabwe's Cecil the Lion brought back vivid memories of my visit to aNamibia taxidermist several years ago. Cecil's killing is far from an isolated case. The last thing I expected to see while driving along a road connecting  capital Windhoek and its airport was a lifesize, pink-and-purple elefant alongside the road. Art? Advertising? A little farther along is another imposing sign, this time with the words “Taxidermy Souvenirs” pointing up a small side road. On top of the sign are more... keep reading

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