Walter Palmer of Minnesota loves two things; a good clean tooth and a good clean kill. When the successful dentist isn’t capping teeth, he is putting a cap in the ass of big game animals in Africa. This hobby has gotten him in some hot water after a recent hunting expedition to Zimbabwe resulted in the death of a beloved lion named “Cecil” who lived in one of that country’s national parks. Whoops!
Why is Cecil so sad? Smile for the dentist! - Palmer is on the left.
Palmer paid about $54,000 dollars to shoot the lion with a bow and arrow. Conservation groups in Zimbabwe say that Cecil lived in the Hwange National Park where it is illegal to hunt the animals. Palmer lured the lion a half mile out of the park at night using bait and then shot him, but Cecil didn’t die at first and was not found until the next day. Then Palmer and his hunting party finished him off, before beheading and skinning Cecil. They also removed his GPS collar, something that would have also been against the law inside the park. Wow... that’s outrageous! $54K for a hunting trip? Ut-oh! Sounds like Mrs. Jonson is going to be getting a new root canal if she needs one or not!
A spokesman for Palmer says the dentist doesn’t deny that he shot the animal;
“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, his hunting buddy and this Rhino who is just taking a nap.
This isn’t the first time American big game hunters in Africa have caused outrage. You may recall last year an attractive (at least on the outside) young cheerleader from Texas named Kendall Jones pissed off animal lovers when photos of her posing with her hunting trophies went viral. While much anger was directed her way, the only thing she is going to stop hunting for are the fucks that she doesn't give. I suspect the same can be said for Dr. Palmer.
Aw, someone for Cecil to play with in lion heaven.
While hunters like Palmer and Jones contend that they are helping locals and practicing good animal conservation, other’s see them as the “rolling coal” of hunters only killing these creatures for their own amusement and boasting rights. Some of the professionals that Palmer hired for the hunt, including the land owner adjacent to the national park are now being investigated. Zimbabwe National Parks released a statement on the incident saying:
"Theo Bronkhorst, a professional hunter with Bushman Safaris, is facing criminal charges for allegedly killing a collared lion on Antoinette farm in Gwayi Conservancy, Hwange district on 1 July 2015."
Say "Aaah! Aaaah! Aaaah!"
You will be delighted to know that Walter Palmer has not been charged and is back in Minnesota pulling teeth trophies (I picture him mounting teeth on the wall like a deer head.)
I feel bad for the other animals this guy killed. Everyone is upset because he took out “Cecil.” It’s kind of that awkward thing during the Oscars when they play the “in memoriam” of all the celebrities that died this year and people clap harder for the more famous ones. This leopard was loved too damn it!
Break Question Of The Day: Was It OK for Walter Palmer to kill Cecil The Lion?