Appallingly, CITES CoP17 failed lions. Now, US Fish & Wildlife services are promising another way: granting permits for wild hunted trophies, not captive “canned” lions. ARE WE MEANT TO BE THRILLED? Cecil’s sacrifice prompted US Senate to pass a Bill that was based, not on profit and trade, but ethics and ecosystem sustainability: The C.E.C.I.L Act (Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing Importation of Large Animals). It is time to hold our conservation bodies accountable - and stop these bulldozers destroying our earth.