Social media is laying bare the disparity between the public reactions to a dead lion and a dead migrant.
Zimbabwe's famous big cat Cecil was shot and killed by American dentist, Walt Palmer.
His death has provoked an outpouring of grief online and in the media, with the majority of UK papers leading with the headline on Wednesday morning.
The day after the discovery of Cecil's death, it was announced that a Calais migrant died after more than 1,500 migrants stormed the Channel Tunnel.
Over the past 24 hours, over 264,000 people have tweeted the hashtag #CecilTheLion, in stark contrast to the 3,700 who have tweeted about Calais.
According to Topsy, only 3,900 who have sent out a tweet with the word 'migrant' in it, fuelling people to take to Twitter to express their concerns.
I’m vegetarian and all, but I wish people cared as much about Assad murdering thousands of children as they do about one guy shooting a lion— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) July 28, 2015
deeply disgusted as i am with anyone killing for sport, can't help compare uk's grief for #cecil with non-reaction to dead nameless migrant— nina kelly (@ninapavlova) July 29, 2015
Furious about a dead lion, but happy about a dead migrant. Search 'Cecil', then 'Calais'. People are terrible all over.— Scomber scombrus (@NevilleSquamous) July 29, 2015
A lion named Cecil was killed. Meanwhile an unnamed migrant, the 9th this summer, died in the Chunnel. All unnecessary death is abhorrent.— Pete Breakwell (@BigBreakers) July 29, 2015
#SkyPapers have just given more focus and identity to Cecil the Lion than they have to the 'migrant' that has died in Calais. Not ok.— Joe Dee (@joe__dee) July 29, 2015