As if lion hunters weren't having a bad enough week, now the Terminator's after them.
Joining the growing outrage over the Minnesotan lion-hunting dentist who illegally killed a Zimbabwean lion, Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Instagram July 30. He had a few things to say about the ongoing practice of hunting big cats.
He used the hashtag #5forbigcats drawing attention to a National Geographic donation drive raising money to expand conservation efforts.
Big cats in the wild are disappearing at an alarming rate. In fact, within our lifetime, lions in the wild could disappear forever. In support of World Lion Day (August 10), we're raising money to preserve big cats—like lions—and their habitats through National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative.
Your donation, no matter how small, will make a very real difference in the lives of these majestic creatures. From building livestock enclosures to save snow leopards in Nepal to combating lion snaring and poaching in Zambia, the Big Cats Initiative provides on-the-ground conservation and education support to preserve big cat populations worldwide. 100 percent of your donation supports the fieldwork and expeditions of the Society's scientists and explorers, and our work to share their remarkable discoveries with the world.
Earlier that same day, before using his old body building accolades to define a trophy, he posted another message to big cat hunters on Instagram.
July 30 was also Arnold's birthday. The former governor of California chose to spread a little message against big cat hunting while turning 68 years old.
Appropriately, he's a Leo.