That's what lions do. It's nature. It isn't good or bad, it just is. And it was going to happen whether that male lion died from an arrow or from another lion taking over the pride. This crop of cubs or the next, it's what lions do. The fate of the cubs matters not at all as it has not changed. The fact that it was even brought up in the article shows bias from those reporting, or at the very least it shows ignorance of how nature works in regard to these animals.