This is the most wonderful thing we've heard all week.
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Jimmy Kimmel wields some serious power.
After the TV host emotionally pleaded with his viewers to donate to the Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Unit on Tuesday following the Cecil the Lion tragedy — it seems the research organization has received an influx of generous donations.
In fact, it's now reported that the preservation group's received more than $150,000 from about 2,600 people. AH-Mazing!
"Jimmy Kimmel implored his millions of listeners in the USA to make donations to support our work on lions, and conservation more widely. We are so grateful for this and for the up-welling of support for our work worldwide."
Well done, Mr. Kimmel!
The killing of the beloved animal received national attention after Hollywood celebs took to Twitter to shame Dr. Walter Palmer for his heinous acts towards the innocent lion. However, the outrage has taken a serious turn when actress Mia Farrow posted on the social media site the controversial dentist's address.
Yikes! Perhaps donating to a good cause is a better form of protest than potentially causing a mob?!
The group continued:
"People are telling us that they are copying our appeal to all their mailing lists and contacts — this is wonderful — thank you: for an organisation that depends on philanthropy we are deeply grateful for this support — it will be a wonderful monument to Cecil the Lion if we are empowered by these donation to continue and to increase our conservation work. The email deluge is overwhelming us, so we cannot reply individually, but we thank you sincerely."