Cecil the LionOppah MuchinguriWalter James PalmerWarrant

Zimbabwe seeks extradition

31 Jul, 2015

Muchinguri, Zimbabwe’s environment minister, says the process to extradite Palmer from the United States is underway.

Unfortunately, it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin. We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he be made accountable. This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms by all genuine, animal-loving conservationists who believe in sustainable utilization of natural resources.

She also says Palmer’s use of a crossbow and arrow to shoot the lion before he was eventually shot and killed with a gun had breached Zimbabwe’s hunting rules.

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