Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh questioned how so many can “get teary-eyed and misty-eyed and sad over Cecil [the lion] and, at the same time, participate in burying what’s happening at Planned Parenthood? Can somebody explain that to me?” he said on Wednesday’s program.
Limbaugh made clear that he gets the sadness over the death of an innocent, magnificent lion, who was a prime attraction at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. “I myself was ravaged with sadness when I heard about the death of Cecil the lion,” the self-identified cat lover said.
He noted that outrage has been expressed from all corners. Even late night host Jimmy Kimmel devoted a lengthy portion of his opening monologue to express outrage over the famous lion’s death.
Limbaugh observed how much more the nation should be outraged over the actions of Planned Parenthood, which has been implicated in selling aborted babies’ body parts.
“I do know how the animal people are. But I know that most animal people…they have the same attitude toward human beings. Look, I understand the difference. Human beings, adult human beings, they’re not the essence of innocence. But babies in the womb are. Babies in the womb are more innocent than any animal is,” said Limbaugh.
Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio shared Rush’s observation too, tweeting:
While there have been calls from various corners for President Obama’s Justice Department to investigate Planned Parenthood’s allegedly illegal acts, so far there appears to be no action. However, the administration has been quick to offer its support into investigating the death of Cecil the lion.
The Hill reports:
Obama administration officials are offering to help the Zimbabwean government investigate the high-profile killing of a lion there by a United States dentist.
The Fish & Wildlife Service, which is responsible for both enforcing domestic wildlife law and mitigating international wildlife crime, said the administration has taken note of the international outcry over the killing of Cecil, a beloved African lion, and is ready to take action if needed.
“The Service is deeply concerned about the recent killing of Cecil the lion,” Laury Parramore, a spokesman for the agency, said in a statement.
“We are currently gathering facts about the issue and will assist Zimbabwe officials in whatever manner requested,” she said. “It is up to all of us — not just the people of Africa — to ensure that healthy, wild populations of animals continue to roam the savanna for generations to come.”
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