The kids of the future will still know the poignant story of Cecil The Lion, thanks to TY Inc. immortalizing him in beanie babies. Ty Inc. is the largest manufacturer of plush toys. The company makes Beanie Boos, Peek-A-Boos, My Little Pony, Disney, Hello Kitty, Peppa Pig, TMNT, and NFL NBA.
Cecil The Lion Beanie Baby
According to an official announcement from Ty Inc., it has created Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby in memory of the beloved lion whose demise has touched the hearts of people all over the world. The company has pledged 100 percent of profits from the original sale to the wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford in Oxford England.
“Hopefully, this special Beanie Baby will raise awareness for animal conservation and give comfort to all saddened by the loss of Cecil,” Ty Warner, Founder and Chairman of Ty Inc, said in the announcement.
— Ty Inc (@TyInc) August 3, 2015
Extradite Walter James Palmer to Zimbabwe
Meanwhile, the White House petition for president Barack Obama to extradite Cecil The Lion killer, Walter James Palmer, to Zimbabwe has already obtained more than 200,000 votes as of press time. The petition aims for the dentist to face his criminal liability under the laws of Zimbabwe.
The petition had originally aimed for just 100,000 votes until Aug 27. The petition was started on July 28.
“We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government’s request,” the petition reads.
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