The costume battle began last week when a company called costumeish.com unveiled the “Cecil the Lion Killer” Halloween costume.
As you can imagine, a costume featuring a blood-spattered dental coat and a severed lion’s head really didn’t sit well with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and for good reason.
Back in July, an American dentist named Walter Palmer became a victim of global public shaming after killing Cecil, Zimbabwe’s beloved lion and a popular attraction for wildlife tourists. Moral condemnation quickly swept every corner of the Internet, prompting the UN to unanimously adopt a resolution to combat illegal wildlife trafficking.
With today’s trend of attempting to make a joke out of tragic events, the “Cecil the Lion Killer” costume was almost inevitable. So in response to the tasteless idea, the good folks at PETA have created their own alternative entitled “Cecil’s Revenge.”
As you can see, the ensemble features a stuffed lion mauling a dentist,Read More »from PETA responds to ‘Cecil the Lion Killer’ Halloween costume with its own alternative