Yesterday news broke of an American dentist from Minnesota who paid to hunt a beloved lion in Zimbabwe known as Cecil the lion. Well of course there are some foul reports of play in that situation where it might have not happened as legally as it was supposed to. But, nonetheless, PETA is not happy about this
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PETA has released a shocking statement in the wake of Cecil the Lion's death, saying the dentist who hunted and killed the animal should be killed.
“Hunting is a coward’s pastime,” PETA president Ingrid Newkirk said in a statement to Time. “If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”
On July 1, Cecil was lured out of a protected area by a hunting guide and shot with a bow and arrow by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, who reportedly paid $50,000 for the privilege.
James Palmer the Lion killer