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T. Swift pays Homage to Cecil the Lion in Video

Her newly released video for her song 'Wildest Dreams' is set in Africa and has photos of Cecil superimposed in the background. You can't miss his distinctive black mane!

 

All of Taylor's proceeds go to the African Parks Foundation of America.

 

Awesome! Love seeing Cecil!

 

And Scott Eastwood (Clint's son) is her love interest.......SWEET!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdneKLhsWOQ

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Re: T. Swift pays Homage to Cecil the Lion in Video

Thanks for posting

 

 

(((Cecil))) was beautiful

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Re: T. Swift pays Homage to Cecil the Lion in Video

So nice.  Good for her!  Thank you for sharing.

 

I kind of like her with the dark hair, too. 

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That was beautiful, thank you!

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So awesome.  Clint's son is the spitting image of him.  I had a huge crush on him in my younger days (still kind of do).  Heart

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Re: T. Swift pays Homage to Cecil the Lion in Video

Scott Eastwood seems like a well-grounded, nice person, from what I've seen on a few interviews.  Same re: Taylor Swift.  Wishing each of them (or both together) well.

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Re: T. Swift pays Homage to Cecil the Lion in Video

Ive been reading about his all day.   I watched the video which I liked... I don't get the outrage.

 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6685187/taylor-swift-wildest-dreams-video-directo...

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Thank you @KingstonsMom

 

For posting this.

 

Awesome tribute to Cecil.

 

ROAR CECIL !

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Re: T. Swift pays Homage to Cecil the Lion in Video


@esmeraldagooch wrote:

Ive been reading about his all day.   I watched the video which I liked... I don't get the outrage.

 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/6685187/taylor-swift-wildest-dreams-video-directo...


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I don't get it either. Bull cookies, I say. The video is beautiful and historically accurate.

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@KingstonsMom, @arabella

 

Not meaning to hijack, but also about Cecil,

 

IF YOU THOUGHT NO GOOD WOULD COME OF CECIL'S DEATH

 

Read below:

 

 

WildCRU and Panthera announce the Cecil Lion Summit
August 31, 2015


Meeting of World Leaders in Lion Conservation Convened by WildCRU and Panthera at the Recanati-Kaplan Centre in Oxford in 2016

New York, NY – Partners WildCRU and Panthera today announced that they are organizing and hosting a landmark summit for range wide lion conservation in 2016, in honour of Cecil the lion, whose death triggered a global outpouring of empathy and awareness for lions and their imperilled status.

As the American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel said when he exhorted his viewers to support WildCRU’s Hwange Lion Project, out of the sadness of the illegal death of Cecil can come good. The global roar for lion conservation that followed has created a unique moment – and potentially a historic turning point – for lion conservation. Seizing that moment, partners WildCRU and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, are convening the Cecil Summit to grasp this new momentum in lion conservation, and inviting the foremost conservation experts from organizations throughout the lion conservation community to join us in a concerted effort to save the lion.

Professor David Macdonald, Director of WildCRU, said, “The key question for the summit to address, realistically but ambitiously, will be what could success look like? How might Africa, with all its varied circumstances look, following a successful revolution in lion conservation and how could this feasibly be delivered.” He added, “and delivering the well-being of lions, and other big carnivores, necessitates also delivering the well-being of local people, communities and nations that live alongside them – that is the holistic goal of modern wildlife conservation.”

Lions are in crisis. Because lions are uniquely visible to tourists there is a false impression that they are not endangered. The opposite is true: they are disappearing in plain sight. From an estimated population of 200,000 across Africa a century ago, and 30,000 a decade ago, as few as 20,000 lions may now roam free in the entire continent. Their numbers have been devastated by loss of habitat and wild prey, poaching, conflict with farming communities, unsustainable legal hunting, and emerging threats including the use of lion bones in traditional Asian medicine. Lions are being killed daily in Africa.

Dr. Luke Hunter, President of Panthera, said, “When I first started studying lions over two decades ago, it was inconceivable that the species might one day be endangered. Now, we have to confront that reality. Lions and people both evolved in Africa and co-existed for millennia, but today, one is losing the race for survival. The Cecil Summit will bring together the best minds to respond to this massive conservation challenge. ”

Cecil was studied through the Hwange Lion Project, operated by Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and supported by Panthera, for eight years before being tragically killed outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

 

ROAR CECIL !

 

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