When Cecil the Lion was shot, in 2015, the story went viral. People were shocked that this colonial “sport” was still going on. However, as I wrote in my recent book Killing Game, published on the fifth anniversary of Cecil’s killing, thousands more lions have been shot by trophy hunters since his tragic death.

I also revealed how trophy hunters kill tens of thousands of other endangered animals every year—including rhinos, cheetahs, and polar bears.