News Officials want Lion killer dentist extradited to Zimbabwe to stand trial

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    Zimbabwe’s environment minister called on Friday for the extradition of the American dentist who killed Cecil, a 13-year-old lion.

    The minister, Oppah Muchinguri, said the dentist, Dr. Walter J. Palmer, a big-game hunter from Minnesota, had broken Zimbabwe’s laws. At a news conference in Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, Ms. Muchinguri said that she understood the process was already underway to have him extradited from the United States and that the “foreign poacher” needed to be held accountable for his actions.

    “Unfortunately, it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher, as he had already absconded to his country of origin,” she was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. “We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he be made accountable.”

    Ms. Muchinguri said that Dr. Palmer’s use of a crossbow and arrow to shoot the lion before eventually killing him with a gun had breached Zimbabwe’s hunting rules. The lion is thought to have been lured out of his protected habitat in Hwange National Park, and his head was taken as a trophy for the hunter.

    The killing of Cecil, a tourist attraction who was also the subject of research at the University of Oxford, has spurred global outrage on social media and beyond, forcing Dr. Palmer, 55, into hiding. The killing has been greeted with particular anger in Zimbabwe, where many people have called for Dr. Palmer’s extradition.

    Dr. Palmer has said he depended on his guides to ensure that the hunt complied with the law. Two Zimbabwean citizens have been arrested in relation to the killing.

    “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,” Dr. Palmer said in a statement on Tuesday. “I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”

    The United States has a treaty with Zimbabwe under which someone charged with or convicted of an offense punishable in both countries can be extradited. The treaty defines an “extraditable offense” as “one punishable under the laws of both contracting states by deprivation of liberty for a period of more than one year or by a more severe penalty.”

    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of Cecil. On Friday, a spokeswoman, Vanessa Kauffman, said that the agency had been in contact with Dr. Palmer.

    “Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement was contacted by a representative of Dr. Walter Palmer,” Ms. Kauffman said in a statement. “The service’s investigation is ongoing and appreciates that Dr. Palmer’s representative voluntarily reached out to the service.”

    The agency’s law enforcement unit has coordinated with the Justice Department to investigate previous cases involving American hunters who illegally killed animals in other countries.

    Last October, the Justice Department charged two South African men who had operated a safari company with conspiracy, mail fraud, money laundering and structuring bank deposits to avoid reporting requirements. The men were also charged with violating the Lacey Act, a federal law that prohibits selling animal hunts conducted in violation of state, federal, tribal or foreign law.

    Citing what it characterized as alarming trends in illicit hunting and poaching, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday that supporters say would be the start of a global effort to address the illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife.

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    They didn't notice the guy leaving the country with a giant fucking lion's head in his luggage?
     
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    when I see protesters, I'm immediately against their cause whatever it is. they could be against stomping puppies on the head, doesn't matter, I would want to do it after I witness annoying militant protesters....this goes for petition signers also.o_O
     
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    A Zimbabwe jail! Hey Palmer,

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    I'll give him a lift to the airport.
     
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    The dentist is a arrogant asshole and deserves what he gets, but I can't take Zimbabwe seriously.......Mugabe destroyed the countries food sources, drove the economy into the ground, blantantly stole an election and killed thousands of his own citizens and everyone is now up in arms about Cecil? Would have liked to see a little more outrage from the US government and citizens a few years back.
     
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    Sounds like the ideal place for this dentist scum to live.
     
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    Everyone is a loser here. Hunting to claim a trophy is just sick. Food yes, trophy no.

    Fuck Zimbabwe too. They knew this shit was going on. You want to shoot animals for no real reason? Sure, just pay us.
     
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    This Obama will do.
     
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    Ugh, politicians are the same all over.
    This dentist guy had no clue what was going on until it was too late.
     
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    I'm sure that ancient psychopathic fuck Mugabe got his 10% of the 50k fee.
     
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    You don't get to be standing in the bush in Zimbabwe in the middle of the night with a bow and arrow in your hands by accident.

    The dozens of photos of this asshole all over the internet posing grinning next to majestic wild animals that he has slaughtered seem to indicate he knew exactly what he was doing.
     
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    I was in South Africa last year on a Safari. Not a hunting Safari, but one where you are driven around in open topped Land Rovers to photograph and see the animals in their natural environment. It is an eye opening experience. You see amazing animals in nature in its purest form. We were outside of Great Krueger National Park on a private game reserve. Since they are well staffed and monitored, they only had one pouching incident in the last year. Wealthy pouchers try to bribe the game trackers. One game tracker told me while we were watching an elephant that he could make a phone call and within a half hour there would be a helicopter here to shoot down the elephant and they would pay the tracker $10,000. These guys don't make much but they never sell out because of their integrity.

    There is a difference between pouchers and trophy hunters. For the trophy hunters it is all about ego and mounting the head. For pouchers it is all about money. The money comes from Japan. They are crazy with their holistic remedies that use elephant and rhino tusks. They kill the animal for the tusks. That would be like someone shooting you because they wanted your gold filling.

    I will say my wife was a huge supporter of our local zoo. After our trip to South Africa she no longer wanted to go to the zoo. It would be like taking a tour of a slaughter house and trying to have a steak dinner right afterwards.

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    You are anti trophy hunting. Many people are not.
    There are very strict regulations regarding trophy hunting.
    When they are broken there will be big problems as we are all seeing now.
    How much culpability the dentist is responsible for has yet to be determined, although I will say it's starting to look like less and less.
     
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    If you are paying $50,000 to do anything in Zimbabwe there is a good chance it is a bit suspect.

    He has form with breaking the law while hunting, after he killed a bear in an area he wasn't licensed to hunt in and then llied to the authorities about the location

    There has to be something wrong with a man who kills such amazing animals for fun.
     
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    I would not doubt for an extra 50k you can hunt humans there. I would not flinch an eye if the story came out.
     
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    You can probably hunt humans for $50, better still, join your local police department and get paid to do it.
     
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    Yeah...ok
     
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    He had no idea that arrow was going to fly out of that crossbow and strike a Majestic animal killing him. Umm, :bigthink
     
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