The African chieftain was so religious that when he ascended to power, he forbade the killing of animals.
Not long after that the lion and cheetah population began to get out of hand. Starving in the wild, they began feeding on humans. Before long, even the antelope and zebra were so plentiful that they began nibbling on natives.
The terrified populace petitioned their leader to rescind his edict. He refused. Thus, they had no choice but to overthrow the chief.
Not only was the revolt successful, it was the first time in history that a reign was called on account of game.