Before we share some gorgeous big cat photography in honor of World Lion Day, let's first take care of some business:
11 days ago, in the wake of losing beloved lion, Cecil, to abhorrent misconduct, we asked our followers to help spread awareness of the effect poaching and the trophy hunting industry is having on big cats and other endangered animals. In return for every
share, like, or retweet our Facebook and Twitter posts received we pledged $.25 (up to $1000) to the Big Cat Initiative and IAPF. We also pledged a base of $500 regardless of any social interaction.
As of today we have pledged $300 to National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, and another $300 to the International Anti-Poaching Foundation
Read the original post: "What #JusticeForCecil Really Means: Giving & Changing"
We'd like to thank everyone that took a second out of their busy day to spread the word and support this cause. We understand there are a lot of terrible things going on in the world today, and it's impossible for every person to support every cause. The beauty of this world though, is that it's filled with a lot of good people that can cover a lot of ground over a multitude of issues. We try to support as many things as we can, and we are thankful for the people that fill in the gaps just as much as we are thankful for the people that get behind the issues we bring awareness to.
Now, in honor of World Lion Day we'd like to make one final big push to bring awareness to the work of National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative and the International Anti-Poaching Foundation and in doing so increase the amount of our donation.
$.50 will be added to our donation for every like/share/retweet of our Facebook and Twitter posts about World Lion Day.
Let's end this year's World Lion Day with a hearty roar for Cecil, and for all the other endangered big cats of the world.
And now, as promised, check out this gallery of magnificent big cats curated by National Geographic!
The Mountain is not affiliated with National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative or the International Anti-Poaching Foundation. We just really like animals and support causes that support them. We hope you will too.
To learn more read "What #JusticeForCecil Really Means: Giving & Changing"