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Support for Animal Conservation Grows After Cecil the Lion's Death

There is more good news after the tragic death of Cecil the Lion sent the Internet into a frenzy. Major airlines have announced their ban on transporting animal trophies, and the TY toy company is creating a Beanie Baby in honor of Cecil.

Delta, United and American Airlines have all announced that they will no longer ship animal trophies. Their new policies come in the wake of the death of a famous lion in Zimbabwe.

Support for animal conservation continues as the TY toy company, famous for its Beanie Babies, released a "Cecil the Lion" beanie baby; 100 percent of the sales profits will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.

"Hopefully, this special Beanie Baby will raise awareness for animal conservation and give comfort to all saddened by the loss of Cecil," said Ty Warner, founder and chairman of Ty Inc., in a statement.

Image via TY

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