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Walter Palmer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Walter Palmer, left, is pictured with a dead lion in 2008. He’s under fire for the recent slaying of a beloved lion called Cecil. (Trophy Hunt America)

A dentist from Minnesota is accused of paying $55,000 to hunt down and kill a famed lion in Zimbabwe.

“Cecil the Lion” was killed in early July, authorities said. Dr. Walter Palmer, 55, has admitted to shooting the lion, but said it was legal. Nonetheless, Palmer faced the wrath of the Internet for several weeks.

“What he’ll tell you is that he had the proper legal permits and he had hired several professional guides, so he’s not denying that he may be the person who shot this lion. He is a big-game hunter; he hunts the world over,” Palmer’s spokesman told The Guardian in a statement.

A professional hunter and the land owner where the lion was killed have been criminally charged.

On July 31, Zimbabwean authorities said they will try to extradite Palmer to face criminal charges for the illegal hunt. But then on October 13, officials in Zimbabwe said they would not charge Palmer.

Palmer’s office re-opened and he returned to work in early September.

Here’s what you need to know about Palmer and Cecil’s death:


1. The Lion Was Left Skinned & Headless on the Outskirts of the National Park

Cecil the Lion was found beheaded and skinned on the outskirts of the Hwange national park, authorities said. The hunt occurred around July 6.

“They went hunting at night with a spotlight and they spotted Cecil,” Johnny Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, told The Guardian. “They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park and they scented an area about half a kilometre from the park.”

Rodrigues said Palmer first shot Cecil with a crossbow, but it did not kill him. They then “tracked him down and found him 40 hours later” and shot him with a rifle, Rodrigues said.

The lion’s head has not been found. Cecil was originally believed to have been killed by a Spanish poacher.

The charity Lion Aid says on its website that it will be difficult to prosecute the person who paid for the hunt, because the client did what the professional hunter tells him to do.

“A client usually has no idea about the laws and regulations of the country he is hunting in – he just buys a safari and then places himself in the hands of his professional hunter guide. Finding the client could be interesting to let him tell his side of the story, but in terms of legal prosecution this person is hardly important,” Lion Aid says.

Palmer, of Eden Prairie, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he plans to dispute some of what is being said later Tuesday.

“Obviously, some things are being misreported,” he said.

Palmer later issued a statement about the hunt, according to KSTP-TV:

In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted.

I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt. I have not been contacted by authorities in Zimbabwe or in the U.S. about this situation, but will assist them in any inquiries they may have. Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion.

The 13-year-old Cecil the lion has been collared as part of an Oxford University research project the university has run since 1999 in Zimbabwe, The Guardian reports. It was a beloved figure in the Hwange park and was often photographed by tourists.

“He never bothered anybody,” Johnny Rodrigues, of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, told The Telegraph. “He was one of the most beautiful animals to look at.”

The conservation task force told The Guardian that Cecil had several cubs.

Initially there were fears that Cecil’s cubs may be killed by Jericho, so that Jericho could insert his bloodline into the pride.

“The saddest part of all is that now that Cecil is dead, the next lion in the hierarchy, Jericho, will most likely kill all Cecil’s cubs so that he can insert his own bloodline into the females,” the task force said.

“That’s how it works… it’s in the wild; it’s nature taking its course,” Rodrigues told the BBC.

But the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said Jericho was protecting the cubs after Cecil’s death until Jericho was also shot dead on August 1. Read more about his death at the link below:

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2. The Hunters Allegedly Tried to Destroy Cecil’s Collar to Hide the Evidence

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Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst leaves the Magistrate’s Court in Hwange on July 29, 2015. (Getty)

A professional hunter and the owner of the land where Cecil was hunted are facing criminal charges in Zimbabwe, authorities said. Authorities say the hunters tried to destroy Cecil’s collar to destroy the evidence.

“We arrested two people and now we are looking for Palmer in connection with the same case,” Charity Charamba, a police spokesperson, told The Associated Press.

Theo Bronkhorst, who was working with Bushman Safaris, was charged by Victoria Falls police on Monday for allegedly killing the collared lion on Antionette farm in Gwayi Conservancy in the Hwange district, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said.

The land owner, Honest Trymore Ndlovu, is also facing charges.

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Zimbabwean local landowner Honest Ndlovu arrives at the Prosecutor’s office at the Magistrate’s Court in Hwange on July 29, 2015. (Getty)

“Ongoing investigations to date, suggest that the killing of the lion was illegal since the land owner was not allocated a lion on his hunting quota for 2015,” the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said in a statement.

Lion Aid explains that it is legal to bait lions in Zimbabwe, to shoot them with a bow and arrow from a blind, to kill them outside a national park in a private hunting area and to kill collared lions.

“But Cecil was shot in an area not assigned a lion quota. Supposedly the bait was set for a leopard and then Cecil came along. The professional hunter, Theo Bronkhorst told his client to shoot the lion, and then the hunt became illegal,” Lion Aid says. “The professional hunter then allegedly attempted to destroy the radiocollar to hide the evidence. Allegedly the client was “furious” when he found that the lion was radiocollared. Allegedly, when a professional hunter engages a client in an area without lion quota, the lion will be listed as hunted in an area that does have quota. This could have been standard practice, but unfortunately Cecil was a well-known lion.”

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A photo from the Bushman Safaris’ Facebook page. The company’s founder, Theo Bronkhorst, is facing charges. (Facebook)

“Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management as the Regulatory Authority and custodian of all wild animals in Zimbabwe issues hunting permits and hunting quota for all hunting areas in Zimbabwe so that only animals on quota are to be hunted. In this case, both the professional hunter and land owner had no permit or quota to justify the offtake of the lion and therefore are liable for the illegal hunt,” the agency said.

The lion trophy has been confiscated, the management agency said in the statement.

Bushman Safaris is a “family run safari outfit in Zimbabwe” that was founded in 1992 by Theo Bronkhorst, according to its Facebook page.

“Today with sons Zane and Jason and wife Michele we are fully established and have concessions in the north of Zimbabwe close to Victoria Falls conducting great big game safaris such as buffalo, elephant etc. We also have our own really successful hound pack with years of experience and lots of great leopard taken and being the only local houndsmen in the country.”

Several people have posted angry comments to the Bushman Safaris page. In a July 1 post, prior to the lion hunt, Bushman Safaris said, “Thanks to all who like our page.Understanding how we as hunters do far more for conservation of our wildlife than anti hunters whom probably almost 100% have never even seen or been around our wildlife.Thank you and be proud to be hunters or understanding what we do.”

Bronkhorst has denied the charges.

“It was a magnificent, mature lion. We did not know it was well-known lion,” he told The Telegraph newspaper. “I had a licence for my client to shoot a lion with a bow and arrow in the area where it was shot.

Lion Aid says, “He will likely abscond rather than face trial unless he is confident of the possible bribes he has paid to an entirely corrupt judiciary. The concession owner is allegedly related to the Zimbabwe Minister of Transport and will therefore be immune from prosecution.”

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Theo Bronkhorst, a professional hunter and owner of the Zimbabwe-based Bushman Safaris, is facing criminal charges in the hunt and death of Cecil the lion.

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Bushman Safaris: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

The Zimbabwe-based company, founded by Theo Bronkhorst, is at the center of a controversy for its role in the illegal hunting of Cecil the Lion.

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3. He Faced Prison Time in 2008 for Lying to a Federal Agent About the Killing of a Bear

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Walter Palmer with a dead rhinoceros. (Trophy Hunt America)

Walter Palmer has hunted big game all over the world, according to what his spokesperson told The Guardian and photos posted online from previous hunts. Several photos showing him with dead big game animals, including a leopard, rhino and elk, were posted to the website “Trophy Hunt America.”

An album of photos on Smugmug called “Safari Connection” shows Palmer with a different dead lion in 2008.

Palmer was profiled in 2009 by the New York Times after he killed a trophy elk in California.

Palmer told the Times that he paid $45,000 to hunt at the elk habitat in 2009 and killed it with a bow and arrow. He learned how to hunt at 5.

“I don’t have a golf game,” Palmer told the Times.

In 2008, he faced prison time and eventually was placed on probation after admitting to making a false statement to a federal agent in connection with his hunt of a black bear in Wisconsin. Palmer shot a black bear in 2006 about 40 miles outside the zone where he was licensed to hunt, and then lied about it to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent, claiming he shot it in the correct zone.

Palmer was ordered to pay $2,938 in restitution and was placed on probation for one year, court records show.

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4. He Was Previously Accused of Sexual Harassment

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Walter Palmer in his dental practice’s office. (YouTube/River Bluff Dental)

Dr. Walter Palmer runs the River Bluff Dental practice in Bloomington, Minnesota.

He was settled sexual harassment allegations by a former employee who was also a patient, in 2009, according to documents from the Minnesota Board of Dentistry. He settled a corrective action with the board and his insurer paid $127,500 to his accuser.

The woman said “she was subjected to ongoing and unwelcome sexual harassment by (Palmer) including, but not limited to, verbal comments and physical conduct involving her breasts, buttocks, and genitalia.”

She said she told Palmer and her supervisor that she wanted his behavior to stop, but he “failed to cease his harassing conduct.” She also said “she believed (Palmer) terminated her employment in retaliation for reporting the conduct.”

Read the documents below:

The complaint was dismissed in 2010 after the board determined he had completed all the requirements in the agreement. In addition to the fine, he was also ordered to complete a jurisprudence exam and ethics course.

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5. Thousands of Death Threats Have Been Made Against Him on Social Media

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Palmer pictured with a dead leopard. (Trophy Hunt America)

Social media accounts for the dental practice and its Yelp page were flooded with angry comments and death threats.

“Weird visit. Some guy lured me into the dental chair by waving beef jerky at me,” one Yelp reviewer wrote. “Once I sat down, Dr. Palmer viciously attacked my one cavity, but was unable to hit it with the drill. Profusely bleeding from my mouth, I fled the building and wandered the surrounding woods for a day and a half. Thankfully, I didn’t bleed out. My family would’ve been killed and eaten by my neighbors. Two stars.”

Another wrote, “Beware! This dentist might end up killing you in the process of whatever dental treatment you seek. If you seek out a sociopath in a dentist – this is your guy.”

Read more posts from his Yelp page here.
PETA tweeted that it would prefer for him to be hanged publicly:

A fake Facebook page was started after the practice deleted its account.

The dental practice’s website is offline, but a cached version says that Palmer is a general and cosmetic dentist who graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota and its dental school, completing his degree in 1987.

“Dr. Palmer has a unique talent for creating dazzling smiles that complement each individuals tooth structure, skin tone, and facial attributes,” the website says. “One very important aspect of achieving this is taking the time to really listen and hear exactly what the patient wants in their smile and any specific concerns they may have. A comprehensive patient consult is free of charge.”

Palmer, who is married with two children and is originally from North Dakota, says on the website that he “enjoys all outdoor activities.”

“Anything allowing him to stay active and observe and photography wildlife is where you will find Dr. Palmer when he is not in the office,” the website says.

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Read more about Walter Palmer in Spanish at our sister site, AhoraMismo.com:

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  1. How can he have practiced dentistry at all with a felony charge? The regulatory authority to allow registration must have been made aware of this surely.
    If he has committed a similar crime before in Wisconsin then what is the likelihood that he will lie about how Cecil was killed.
    Good time to stay in hiding to fabricate a story before he goes public.

    • Thrill killing, a/k/a “trophy hunting,’ is premeditated murder that is motivated by the “thrill” of the murder itself. How pathetic and pointless the life must be that turns to thrill killing in a sad attempt to add value to one’s life. What sad, sick folks these thrill killers.

  2. cecil was a late term antelope abortionist and he was selling baby antelope body parts to the evil hyenas of the demonrat party. so he had to be killed.

    • wtf?was that funny? creepy,yes, but at least you put a name on your comment why bother if your anonymous. though i think your comment was creepy and with out a point, at least you commented leaving a name.

  3. Walter Palmer, while I don’t wish death, nor harm to you…I do hope Cecil haunts you for the rest of your life. How can you think, that your life is much more important than a living creature? I guess Karma is a bitch and you are now receiving it. Just so that you could brag, kill an animal that is doing nothing to you and hang it’s head on the wall. You spent over $50,000 to ruin your practice, embarrassed your entire family, as well as yourself. Not to mention, being the most hated man at the moment. You reap what you sow, and all of this is happening because of your disregard for life and nature. I think you should be a man and go back to Africa to suffer the consequences of your actions. Those poor animals that you so enjoy killing just for the hell of it had to suffer and be killed by your actions…why should you not be made to suffer?

  4. What an Asshole. I hope killing the lion made you feel good.Was it worth loseing your life as you knew it ?.They should put your head on a wall.At that wildlife safe zone in Africa.May you rest in piss.

  5. He wanted to kill an elephant but couldn’t find one big enough. What!!? It keeps getting worse…Poachers, loggers, defrosters, miners, polluters and others are destroying our world!!! Why can’t they get it through their thick skulls!

  6. i have no use for the cover your arss stuff being dreamed up and circulated to cleanse the American in this disgusting supposed hunt – and he as well as the guides that lured basicly a zoo pet into his sites- – im sorry, the world would be better off with out this type of sorry trash and if I had the opportunity to right the situation I would – beheading is the punishment I see fitting these people and think the government should be just as quick to surrender this poor excuse of an American to justice – his right to life was forfeited by him not anyone else

  7. Can we sign a petition to have him shot, skinned and head cut off. this sick twisted man needs to be exterminate. or imprisoned in a dark room with only the sound of a lions roar. You sick man YOU and all that helped are what is wrong with our world. i hope you know you are not a good human and there will be a place for you.

  8. As a member of Defenders of Wildlife, I offer $1,000.00 to the person who handcuffs Dr. Walter J. Palmer and posts the picture.

  9. Palmer is nothing more than a spineless coward that needs to compensate for his male inadequacies by killing defenseless animals and torturing them. 30 yeats in jail(not that he would last more than a week) is the punishment he deserves.

  10. There’s no such thing as Trophy “hunting” because it’s not hunting, It’s a guaranteed kill for thousands of dollars and because those involved are so corrupt, it doesn’t go toward wildlife conservation or even the people of the country, it goes into greedy pockets. AIso, I read these trophy hunting services actually have rewards programs, more points for more kills so they get more money. They make it addictive so people will keep coming back. It’s a greedy, selfish industry and I’m appalled that people actually post photos smiling next to a dead animal that had nothing to do with their their skills or abilities; it”s only the ability to dish out the cash. Is that what they are proud of? The meaning behind trophy hunting is truly displaced and it’s about time the world calls them out on this sick “sport”. I can think of lots of ways to spend $50K and stroke an ego at the same time…give back to your community, help a kid go to college or donate to families who suffered a great loss. Now that’s something to be proud about! The more educated we are, the more power we have to make a change.

    As for Walter Palmer the dentist, his cosmetic teeth are hideous and for that fact alone, I wouldn’t see him. My dentist helps me keep the teeth I have.

  11. LET’S SEND MR. BRAVE GUY WITH HIS BOW AND ARROW AND PARACHUTE HIM INTO THE MIDST OF ISIS….SEE HOW HE ENJOYS HUNTING THERE….OR ….BE THE HUNTED. ANYONE CAN INDISCRIMINATELY SLAUGHTER AN ANIMAL THAT HOLDS NO MALICE TOWARD YOU, PALMER….YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A COWARD AND SHOULD HAVE YOUR HEAD HUNG IN THE LION’S DEN…..AFTER THEY EAT YOU ALIVE….YOU’RE LIVING THE REST OF WHAT I HOPE IS A VERY SHORT AND PAINFUL LIFE AS A COMPLETE DICK…

  12. I hope this is a wake up call for all of the jerks out there that think killing animals for no reason is a good thing. if you think you’re so brave and manly and all that shit….sign up for the armed forces and go kill ISIS…..make something of your otherwise useless lives.

    • one sick — breeds another. and what the hell do you mean about his website i doubt isis takes anonymous emails, damn do you not watch the news,seems to me like you are asking for your own self seeing how you are so —-ing graphic

  13. When a person goes to the store to buy a pound of burger, here’s what DOESN’T happen: there’s most likely no “high five” involved in the transaction, most likely no one posed for a picture with the burger (a creepy smirk as part of the photo), and, most likely, no part of the burger ended up hanging on a wall, the burger didn’t cost hundreds (or thousands) of dollars, didn’t involve traveling thousands of miles, and the trip didn’t take a week or two. Thrill killing (a/k/a “TROPHY HUNTING”) is premeditated murder that is entirely motivated by the perpetrator’s unexplainable “pleasure” derived from the murderous act itself. Understand? P.S. I happen to be vegan.

  14. Then there’s this barbershop: “Lowry Avenue Barbers” / Minneapolis (2413 Lowry Avenue NE, 55418) whose “trophy hunting” owner (Tom Lane) has murdered heads hanging all over in his shop. The phone number for Lowry Avenue Barbers is: 612-789-2171.

  15. Walter Palmer – The man practices his skill on people to earn enough to pursue his real passion. Killing majestic animals in the wilds of Africa! And, he chooses the most painful method to kill! A bow and arrow! Why? Why would a man, who serves people as a caring dentist. Choose such a grotesque hobby as killing the creaturs, normal people, have grown to respect and love! Is it possible,, walter is concealing some deep seeded hatred towar ds things people love! Walter is a sick saddest who is punishing animals for his hate of people! It’s just a matter of time before his real feelings manifest and he turns to killing &umans!

    • They do what they do for the very same reason(s) Ted Bundy did what he did. (They LOVE to kill and do so for the “thrill” (“rush”) of the murderous act itself.

  16. Well done to you !
    That obviously made you feel like more of a man and compensated for you obviously having such a small dick !
    I honestly believe you and all the other pyscho bastards that kill these beautiful animals need to be locked up before you become mass murderers.
    I don’t give a f–k if you didn’t know it was illegal, IT IS WRONG, END OF !!!
    And only some f—-d up small dicked scumbag will need to kill a magnificent animal for fun ! YOU PATHETIC FUCK !!
    Your welcome to Come to England and try and take my collar off, oh no that would take real balls !

    Karmas a bitch, and I can’t wait for the day it catches up with you.
    You pathetic evil little man, I curse you.

    • I respond here as a small-dick. I’d just like to say that we small dicks don’t need to kill to compensate (that’s what my Volvo Truck (FH16) is all about and I don’t use it to run over anyone or kill anything). The vanity/trophy killers aren’t necessarily small-dicks,(some are females, presumably with no dick whatsoever) but they sure have some mental issues that cause them to want to kill for a “high” or a “rush.” Ted Bundy apparently loved the same “high” of killing for the “fun” of it. To be sure, thoroughly sick, messed up beyond what any human anatomy itself could explain. .

  17. I just returned from Tanzania and to say these big cats are rare, difficult to find and a national treasure is an understatement. Without them, these poor countries would be that much poorer because they represent those countries biggest assets. During the last century, the Asian Cheetah was hunted to extinction by vain selfish men such as this Dentist who cares nothing for Africa or the fate of these beautiful animals. There is absolutely nothing sporting about killing these animals, at least a half dozen walked within 6 feet of our safari jeep, you could have killed them with a pistol. In a week of safaris, we saw no rhinos or leopards, but this monster is proudly posing with pictures of both that he has killed with no regard to their endangered status. No man should be allowed to exterminate an entire species to fill his empty worthless existence. I am so outraged by this Dentist and his lack of regard for these endangered animals that I can’t think of any punishment short of death by torture suitable for his disgusting actions. Cecil was a much more valuable treasure than this miserable excuse for a human being and I hope he suffers a painful death after every asset he owns is forfeited. We must protect these beautiful animals and no civilized society should permit their extinction to satisfy the blood lust of rich disgusting monsters such as this Dentist.

    • Completely agree. Why is it so unsatisfying to kill an animal that isn’t endangered? This man is a sick f**k and doesn’t deserve to live. There are a lot more dentists than lions (and rhinos, etc.).

    • I so agree. I am sadden and sicken by it also. However many many people have a powerful voice. We can demand that justice be done by following this and commenting and protesting and demand the media keep exposing him. We can not do to him what he did to the noble loin but we can make his life hell and karma will see that he ends up with nothing. Justice would be him becoming financially ruined. He no longer could pay the exorbitant fees to kill these wonderful anumals. He would spiral down hopefully losing his license to practice. Only by social pressure will this hideous selfish human and others like him stop what they do. Really they would think twice if they wanted their life to become a living hell.

  18. Is this really what hunting is about? It seems more like stage killing of an animal. Lured out into the opening and then shot. This man appears to have had problems before with breaking the law while hunting and as much of it as he has done, I find it difficult to believe he did not know that the animal was not illegally taken. This man seems to be totally lacking in character based upon his other issue with sexual harassment.

  19. your mother should have aborted you piece of trash why don’t you do like other dentist put a bullet in your brain

  20. I work with underprivileged children for whom five dollars seem like Christmas in July. What I could do with $55,000. People, please, spend your money wisely. I don’t know of Walter palmers charities, or if he has any. But Walt consider your options for that kind of cash. I can’t blame your wants. I can question your priorities. You should, no.1, get a complete psych. test. I hope and wish you the best. I know that you have a problem.( whenever ted ” gramps” nugent comes to ones aid, that guys got probs. you got probs. get fixed, get well, stay the fuck away from me.

  21. How does a dentist become so filthy rich? Anyway, apparently Palmer is hiding out at his sprawling estate that is about 45 minutes SE of Fargo/Moorhead (Minnesota).

  22. You, Dr Palmer, and hunters like you are disgusting. I believe you may be suffering from Homicidal Transference. the psychological need to kill serially and transferring that urge to something which garners no retribution or penalty. Ignorance is not a defence when breaking the law either What happened to the Hippocratic Oath primum no nocere first do no harm? That should apply to animals as well. I guess you are wealthy enough to afford such cruel activities. Perhaps you are grossly overpaid? If I was one of your patients I would look for a new dentist. You are a dangerous man and your past history proves that. I’ll bet, in the future, you’ll wish you had saved the vast amounts of money you spent killing defenceless animals. Career over!

  23. This cruel hunter need to learn a lesson about Trophy Hunting. Hopefully his Karma will show him what it means to be staked- hunted- tortured and killed for the sake of a mounted head on
    someone wall !!! Losing the respect of his community… plus the loss of his Business practice is a small price to pay for his constant need for notoriety. Pity of it is , his children and wife will also have to suffer along with this stupid egotistic man. Cecil is only one of the many wild animals that have been slaughtered for the art of the hunt. Shame on Man for deciding killing is better than observing these beautiful creatures in their own habitat. Shame on the authorizes for allowing this to go this far. If we are not careful if this killing keeps happening, the only animals that will be on display will be in a Zoo.

  24. Actually many parties are responsible for this incident:

    1. Zimbabwe Government
    Why did you think making money from hunters around the world is fine? Why did u sell ou your own exotic animals to be killed by hunters? Is this the only “smartest way” that you can think of to get more $$$?? You and your government are the same with this doctor. Since u sell permit for hunters to kill. If u didnt sell the permit, all the animals are still well and sound.Period.

    2. Proffesional hunter that accompanied walter
    Alright. Walter and other hunter tourists didn’t know about local regulations. But this disgusting sicko knows about it. Yet, he prefers to lure the lion out of his zone so that the client can kill the lion. That’s so evil. And the worst part is that he knows about all the rules yet he still did it. And he thinks its legal to do those things. Lets see if we lured his young grandkids with candy out of their residence and then when they are outside, we abuse them and kidnap them oversea. Feel no remorse coz the child is outside of their home. How do u feel?

    3. Walter palmer himself
    You know your hobby has taken too many lives. Its bcoz of ppl like you, this earth suffer. When all lions are gone, the ecosystem is imballance and u will make other living being suffer for ur&other hunter’s irreponsible acts. What is so important of killing animals for sport? Do you feel really happy for doing so? When u died, can u bring ur trophies to hell to “show off”? The worst thing is that you know its collared, why you destroyed the collar to hide evidence. I think yoy have planned it since beginning and u have been lying to the authorities based on your own history of deceiving and lying.

  25. The dentist record of slaughter is appalling. gods beautiful creatures are endangered .I think it is a sin to slaughter them. He is a narcissist of the worst kind

  26. A dentist whose hobby is head hunting rare beautiful animals in remote areas should not be entrusted with the care of local humans who walk willinlgly into his office with open mouths and open wallets. We don,t even qualify as game. Just business.

  27. This Creep needs a good infected arrow up his ass,,and theres plenty more like him !
    Personaly speeking he is self centered and i would get thorough pleasure seeing him run through by a Rhino horn when he fails to get it in one shot.