Amidst calls for common sense bow and arrow reform (LOLWUT), the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion will not be charged for murder. Apparently he had all the proper paperwork to go hunting, and there was never anything illegal going on in the first place. Put plainly, this never should’ve been a story. Go figure.
Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a Cabinet minister said on Monday, angering conservationists.
Palmer, a lifelong big-game hunter from Minnesota, touched off a global controversy when he killed Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, with a bow and arrow outside Hwange National Park in Western Zimbabwe.
Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said on Monday that Palmer’s hunting papers were in order, and therefore he could not be charged.
So that’s right. The world’s most hated killer – next to Hillary Clinton (who killed a guy) – is getting off scot free. Cue #SJW outrage on the same day they defend Native Americans who killed everything they possibly could.
@NYMag Does not make him any less of an asshole, people need to boycott his practice
— John Himm (@Johnhimm) October 12, 2015
@thedailybeast Well, that's convenient for him. His lack of morality allows others take the flack though! Spineless.
— Apatura Iris (@Golden_Panchax) October 12, 2015
Dentist who killed Cecil the Lion will not be charged. "But, I mean, it's not like you guys are going to stop trolling him," said the judge.
— Aaron Fullerton (@AaronFullerton) October 12, 2015
When reached for comment, LWC Senior Zimbabwe Correspondent Goodwell Nzou was less than cooperative.