"Why are the Americans more concerned than us?" said Joseph Mabuwa, another Zimbabwean who spoke with Reuters. "We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants."If Zimbabweans Aren't Mad About Cecil the Lion, There Might Be Good Reason, By Justin Fenner, Details.com, July 30, 2015That being the case, in the absence of sport hunters, there's no reason for locals not to try to wipe them out. Although Bethell didn't put it this way, hunting lions is a very African thing to do, and so is hunting elephants. Sportsmanship (including trying to kill animals quickly and relatively painlessly) conservation, and preservation of endangered species are all white ideas.