The death of the lion Cecil has gone viral on all news agencies and social media sites as well. On Facebook, it's not a strange thing to see a post about Cecil in some capacity.
However, the ramifcations have intensified as Botswana has declared that it will ban sports hunters due to the death of Cecil.
Botswana has had a longstanding policy of banning sports hunters, but this time the response was more emotional as they mounred with Zimbabwe for their loss.
Botswana said they will spare no effort to protect their game.
With Botswana's decision, it will be interesting to see if other countries follow this decision. The ramifications of one dentist might have more far-freaching effects than he immagined.