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American Doctor WIll Not Be Charged For Killing Cecil The Lion

American Doctor WIll Not Be Charged For Killing Cecil The Lion

Walter Palmer, the infamous Minnesotan dentist who sparked international outrage when he killed Cecil, Zimbabwe’s most famous lion, will not be prosecuted, Zimbabwe officials said Monday.

Zimbabwe’s environment minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, told reporters that Palmer had obtained the right permits to hunt in the country and could not be charged with a crime.

“We approached the police and then the prosecutor general, and it turned out that Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order,” Muchinguri-Kashiri said.

The controversy surrounding the killing was spurred by both the target of the hunt—Cecil was a black-maned lion well known by tourists and safari goers who visited the country’s Hwange National Park—and the hunting style Palmer used to kill Cecil.

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