“Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have paid £35,000 to shoot and kill the much-loved lion with a bow and arrow,” telegraph.co.uk reports. “The animal was shot on July 1 in Hwange National Park. Two independent sources have confirmed the hunter’s identity to the paper, which has also seen a copy of the relevant hunting permit.” Note: shot with a rifle after 40 hours of post-bow shot chasing. The real problem . . .
a professional guide in Mr. Palmer’s party lured “Cecil” [above] out of the park, where he was protected from predation. The guide has been fired – and then some. The Huffington Post reports that
The Facebook page for the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association posted a statement noting the hunter who led the campaign against Cecil was a member of its group, and has since been suspended indefinitely. The hunter, identified as Theo Bronkhorst, was placed under arrest earlier this month after reporting the “mistake,” along with the landowner of the hunting area. Both are due in court <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-28/two-zimbabweans-face-charges-over-death-of-cecil-the-lion/6655246" target="_blank" …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns