Walter Palmer a US dentist & who was an American tourist in Zimbabwe said “I thought lion hunt was legal and I didn’t know the status of Cecil until the end of the hunt.” He insisted that his guides had allowed all proper permits for the hunt.
According to Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force ,(ZCTF) Walter paid about $50,000 to go for the hunt and it is said that he used a cross-bow & rifle to kill the Cecil that was later beheaded and skinned.
Although, Walter said that he is sorry for the act he had done!
He said that he will be of help of any inquires they may have if Zimbabwe & US contact him. It’s not the first time Walter has been bridged with a poaching saga but he has also been data based in US for the shooting a black bear in Wisconsin.
The dental practice run by Mr Palmer was closed on Tuesday and a note was placed on the door referring visitors to a public relations firm, according to local press.
In relation to hunting in Zimbabwe, two Zimbabwean’s have been arrested by the Zimbabwe police, a professional hunter and a farm owner with charges of poaching offence’s because the group didn’t have a hunting permit and will be imprisoned for over 15 years if found guilty after they appear in court on Wednesday.
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