EDITOR'S NOTE: Jericho the Lion is much alive and well, CNN, Yahoo and Daily News jumped on it too quickly. Read about the confirmed report of Jericho's health here.
How low can these poachers go? This is just in, park authorities reported the brother of Cecil the Lion, Jericho, has been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe. As much as our team of volunteer contributor wants to deny this and thought we saw the source may be from a joke site but, but as we started seeing this from CNN and other bigger news sites, we know that this sad news is real. Jericho was last reported to be caring for Cecil's cubs Friday.
It is rather sad how poachers would seek to put salt on a mourning community of animal lovers by not killing Cecil the Lion but also his brother Jericho. It is clear that the poachers are retaliating to our online activity, not only have they went on a killing spree to kill 45 elephants this month, they even flock to the famous site to kill the rest of Cecil's family. We the internet community must step up and let our voices be heard. If you are a US citizen, be sure to let your Senator and Representative know that you support the CECIL bill. We need to support heroes like Kinessa Johnson in the fight against illegal poaching.