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You Can Now Remember Cecil The Lion Exactly As He’d Have Wanted: As A Golden Phone…

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By this point you’re probably definitely aware of Cecil The Lion – following the abundance of headlines his untimely death provided at the hands of a morally bankrupt dentist last week.

We can imagine you’ve gone through the full cycle of Cecil related emotions: outrage, disgust, sorrow and maybe even slight disbelief at how much it’s literally taken over the entire world news agenda.

Well, as the old saying probably goes: “If you can’t make money out of a dead lion at the expense of public sorrow, what can you do?”

And thus, no doubt with these wise business-savvy words echoing in their ears, phonecase maker GoldGenie have rolled out a just stunning, 24 carat gold HTC phone case with Cecil majestically carved into the back. Yours for a mere £1,580.

Obviously, GoldGenie aren’t being completely cynical about the whole thing and will be donating 10% of each sale to Zimbabwean conservation charity Friends Of Hwange. Sure, 10% is likely to be an absolute smidgen of the profit that GoldGenie will actually make from these sales but hey: charity ain't free folks.

But they’re not the only ones jumping on the Cecil-wagon.

We also have famed toymakers Ty Inc offering up Cecil Beanie Babies. This could well be the result of a quick social media-savvy renaming of a product they already sell but we won’t judge because in this case 100% of their profits will be going to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of University of Oxford.

Which is pretty honourable. Well done Ty inc. Shame on you GoldGenie.

Cecil Ty.in beanie baby

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