Zimbabwe will not charge US dentist for killing Cecil the lion

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Walter Palmer arrives at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota, September 8, 2015. Palmer shut his dental practice in July amid a firestorm of protests after he was identified publicly as the big game hunter who had killed the rare black-maned lion, Cecil, a popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe.  Photo courtesy REUTERS/Eric Miller

Walter Palmer arrives at the River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota, September 8, 2015. Palmer shut his dental practice in July amid a firestorm of protests after he was identified publicly as the big game hunter who had killed the rare black-maned lion, Cecil, a popular tourist attraction in Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Eric Miller

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HARARE (Reuters) Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer would be free to visit Zimbabwe as a tourist in the future but not as a hunter. The implication was that Palmer would not be issued the permits a hunter needs.

  • Fran

    We live in a very inhumane and unjust world, even when it comes to humans’ cruel treatment and destruction of the animal kingdom, which God subjected to humans for their care and enjoyment. ?

  • Richard Rush

    I wonder if this whole episode has put a major dent in his dental practice. If so (and I hope so), I guess he will now be spending his free time hunting for new patients.

  • Observer

    It is Zimbabwe after all. Wonder who paid who and how much?