David Konisky and Stefan Carpenter (Indiana): The Killing of Cecil the Lion as an Impetus for Policy Change. Why would any decent person want to kill an elephant? Asian elephants are now being killed for their skin. Branden Jung (UNLV): The Tragedy of the Elephants. Virginia Morell on what trophy hunting does to the elephants it leaves behind (and more). Myanna F. Dellinger (South Dakota): Trophy Hunting: A Relic of the Past. Treachery for trophies: Anupam Katkar on how hunters destroyed a culture of people-predator coexistence. Why Americans — including hunters — are souring on big-game hunting.