Zimbabwean authorities are seeking the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, a popular and favorite attraction in Hwange National Park, as part of an investigation into the situation, according to sources.
Two Zimbabwean men were expected in court Wednesday regarding the slaughter of the animal, and are facing poaching charges. Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, said that he thought everything was legal when he paid more than $50,000 to go on the hunt earlier this month. He also said that he has not been contacted by any officials, but he would cooperate with the investigation.
“I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt,” Palmer said in a statement issued Tuesday. “I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.
He added that he regrets his actions, but that’s not enough for people who are devastated over the lion’s loss, and out for the dentist’s blood. Jimmy Kimmel even shed tears behind this.
This is a sad situation. However, I can’t help but wonder, did Jimmy Kimmel shed any tears over HUMAN BEINGS like Samuel Dubose, Rekia Boyd, or Sandra Bland whose respective tragic ends are filed under #BlackLivesMatter?
I doubt it.
And it’s not just Kimmel. There are a lot of people who have been more outspoken about the unjust killing of this lion than actual people.
That awkward moment when people care more about an animal than human beings…