Sometimes, it takes the tragic death of one to draw attention to the whole.
It is this self-recognition as a species that confronts us and now appears to be the underlying reason for the outrage expressed in hundreds of thousands of comments to social media. It seems people are finally demanding justice and accountability for at least, some crimes against the other animals of this planet. Truth is, that it is painful to see ourselves in the gloating face of the world's now most infamous animal slaughterer.
Put simply, Walter Palmer is every one of us and reflects, not our self-pride in species, but rather our shame.