The outrage over Cecil the lion’s death is because of the scarcity rule….the human condition is to value less what is in excess and value more what is scarce. Just look at political entitlements or community involvement. Both are too low to meet the demand of the many many people in this world, because, as funny as it sounds, there are just too many people to care about.
Imagine living in a small town, with a hundred people. You and your community would address those people who aren’t doing so well, wouldn’t you?
Just think, if we could factory farm a warehouse full of Cecils, would anyone be thinking twice about eating them on their burgers?
If this sounds strange, then there’s more than a scarcity rule we should be applying in judging the deaths of animals.