Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Demonized

  • by: Alan Duke

The outrage against a Minnesota dentist accused of killing Cecil, a protected lion at the national park in Zimbabwe, grew into a fever pitch -- including an emotional segment on Jimmy Kimmel LIve.

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) released a statement identifying the poacher as Walter Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnessota. Dr. Palmer paid $50,000 to a company to help him track and kill the lion.

Palmer has been cited and charged previously in 2008 for lying to federal agents about where he shot and killed a black bear in Wisconsin, according to the Associated Press.

Watch this AFP Newslook video of the Zimbabwe National Park chief:

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