After Killing Famous Lion, Internet Outrage Forces The Killer To Close His Dental Office by Dovas 7/29/2015an excerpt from Dovas’ article: “Cecil the lion was one of the most popular attractions at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – until he was killed by Walter Palmer, a dentist from the U.S. who paid $55,000 for the “pleasure” to kill the 13-year-old wildlife celebrity. The backlash from animal lovers around the world has been so strong that the dentist’s website has shut down and his office is shuttered. / Palmer, a trophied archer, paid a guide to lure Cecil out of the park at night so he could be hunted. He shot and wounded Cecil with a bow, but was only able to kill him 40 hours later. Cecil was beheaded and skinned – his carcass remained unused. / Not only did his hunt kill a local celebrity at the park, but, according to the Zimbabwean Tourism Authority, the hunt was illegal, and a criminal investigation is currently under way. Cecil’s death will affect more than just him and his fans. Now that Cecil is gone, other male lions will probably kill off the 24 cubs that he had left with his pride to ensure that their own bloodlines live on instead.”
Karma. Walter Palmer/dentist/poacher will be rueing the day that he went on African Safari and bagged his lion. The picture of him standing beside his trophy will be the LAST time he ever smiles. Couldn’t the hunter see that Cecil was wearing a collar? Yes, he could and he didn’t care.
I do hope that people sign the Fish and Wildlife petition: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/us_list_endangered_african_lions/?cJCTogb
And sign the Cecil-the-iconic-collared-lion petition, too.
And lastly, please go to petition.whitehouse.gov to sign the petition to extradite Palmer to Zimbabwe to face his crime.
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Extradite Minnesotan Walter James Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe. / Cecil the Lion, a resident of Zimbabwe’s national park, and an national icon was poached and killed this week. Media reports in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and elsewhere have identified American Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, MN as the poacher. He is alleged to have lured Cecil from the safety of the national park to kill him. Two of Palmer’s local accomplices are already in custody. Zimbabwe authorities now actively seeking Palmer in connection with this incident. / We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government’s request. / Published Date: Jul 28, 2015
Issues: Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Foreign Policy, Natural Resources