‘Cecil the lion’ killed: Dentist Walter James Palmer doesn’t regret the killing
Walter James Palmer has been found to be behind the killing of a very popular loin in Zimbabwe. â€˜Cecil the lionâ€™ was the favorite lion of many nature lovers and the beast was known to be very cordial to humans unlike other lions.
Reports have appeared that the American dentist who has been confirmed to be behind the killing of the lion Cecil spent as much as $55000 to kill the beast.
But the dentist Walter James Palmer who also happens to be a well-known hunter for his exploits has said that there was nothing illegal about the killing of the lion and that he thought that the guide had taken all the required permissions before he was given the go ahead.
The Zimbabwean officials have said that Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota is guilty of killing the lion illegally. The beast was under observation and was watched with GPS chip implanted on its body.
There is no denying the fact that the 13-year old lion was the most favorite lion of the visitors in the countryâ€™s Hwange National Park. The importance of the lion can be gauged by the fact that it was a participant in a study that Oxford University in Britain was conducting, and he had been outfitted with a GPS collar. Meanwhile Palmer has said that he was innocent as he said hunting was done legally. â€œTo my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conductedâ€¦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. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal huntâ€, he said in a statement. Zimbabwe official says the hunter paid $50,000 to a safari guide, a fortune in this impoverished nation.
Zimbabwean official said, â€œThey went hunting at night with a spotlight, and they spotted Cecilâ€¦They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park, and they scented an area about half a kilometer from the parkâ€. He went on to add, â€œThe saddest part of all is that, now that Cecil is dead, the next lion in the hierarchy, Jericho will most likely kill all Cecil’s cubs so that he can insert his own bloodline into the femalesâ€¦This is standard procedure for lions.â€