Planning to Kill a Lion? Think Twice
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The hunt goes on for the hunter—a Minnesotan dentist who killed the famed "Cecil the Lion" in a Zimbabwe park.
Dr. Walter J Palmer, who claims to be responsible for the lion's death but under the belief that it wasn't protected, is claimed to have paid somewhere in the ballpark of $54,000 for a big game permit before traveling to Africa from his hometown of Minneapolis.
After wounding the lion with an arrow, Palmer allegedly hunted him for another two days before shooting Cecil dead, skinning him, and beheading him as Trophy.
Needless to say, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force is a little upset, and is looking to convict Palmer, who recently shut down his dentist practice and is now in hiding. The possible penalty? Up to 15 years in jail.