VIDEO: Outrage, Criticism Continues Over Killing ‘Cecil the Lion’
By NBC.com // July 29, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dentist who killed Cecil the lion faces backlash, expresses regret. (NBC Video)
(NBC.com) – The killing of the beloved lion Cecil by an American tourist hunting big game in Zimbabwe has outraged animal lovers around the world.
Walter James Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, deflected some of the criticism Tuesday, saying in a statement that he had hired professional guides as part of a bow hunting trip earlier this month — and believed they had “secured all proper permits.”
Two of the guides who aided in Palmer’s conquest appeared in court Wednesday to answer for the killing, raising questions about whether the American will also be held responsible.
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