We found it very hard to get too upset about Cecil, but we think that hunting tourism is a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.
16 hotels in five years is playing it rather safe.
There's been so much publicity about the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. Illegal poaching, though, is a widespread problem, as pointed to by Tanzania tourism officials concerned about the illegal kills of their elephant population.
Tanzania needs to demonstrate how much more money people can make from tourism than slaughtering animals.