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Cecil the Lion

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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.

29 Jul, 2015

Guides appear in court

Trial

Bronkhorst and his co-defendant, farm owner Honest Trymore Ndlovu, who were arrested for illegally hunting Cecil, appear in court. The Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe, has revoked Bronkhurst’s license. Association President:

Ethics are certainly against baiting. Animals are supposed to be given a chance of a fair chase. In fact, it was not a hunt at all. The animal was baited and that is not how we do it. It is not allowed.

The proceedings are delayed because prosecutors are “making their assessments”. If convicted, the men face up to 15 years in prison in Zimbabwe. Later Bronkhurst is released on a $1000 bond.

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