Cecil the Lion

Cecil the Lion29 posts

Cecil was an African lion who was killed by Walter Palmer in Zimbabwe in July 2015. Cecil was a well-known attraction in the Hwange National park, and his killing for sport lead to worldwide condemnation for Palmer.

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12 Oct, 2015
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Zimbabwe will not charge

Drops Case

Zimbabwe’s Environment minister says the country will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing Cecil because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt. The government says Palmer is free to visit Zimbabwe as a tourist but not as a hunter.

We approached the police and then the Prosecutor General, and it turned out that Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order.

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