Dentist receives waves of criticism after killing lion

Dr. Walter Palmer made a statement admitting he hunted and killed Cecil the Lion following social media backlash. The criticism temporarily shut down his practice.

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If you’ve looked at any social media feed in the last 24 hours, you probably saw the story of Cecil the Lion and the trophy hunter who killed him.

American dentist Dr. Walter Palmer was identified as Cecil’s killer, quickly making him Internet’s most hated person.

Palmer reportedly paid $55,000 for the opportunity to hunt a lion in Zimbabwe, but the country is saying that the hunt was illegal.

#WalterJamesPalmer was the man who killed #CecilTheLion. This was an #illegalhunt. #VisitZimbabwe #263Chat #wildlife #illegalhunting

— #VisitZimbabwe (@tourismzimbabwe) July 28, 2015

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