After staying out of sight for over a month, Walter Palmer, the dentist who killed Cecil the lion said he will return to work today. Not surprisingly, all the protests and threats aimed at him over this incident have caused him great distress.
However, Palmer still believes he acted legally and was stunned to find out he’d killed a treasured animal in Zimbabwe. In an interview Sunday evening conducted jointly by The Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune that advisers said would be the only one granted, Palmer said, “If I had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study obviously I wouldn’t have taken it. Nobody in our hunting party knew before or after the name of this lion.”
Cecil was a fixture in the vast Hwange National Park and had been fitted with a GPS collar as part of Oxford University lion research. Palmer said he shot the big cat with the black mane using an arrow from his compound bow outside the park’s borders but it didn’t die immediately. He disputed conservationist accounts that the wounded lion wandered for 40 hours and was finished off with a gun, saying it was …read more
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News