An American dentist is at the centre of massive online
sh*tstorm outrage after he was named as the hunter who paid $50 000 to kill Cecil the lion, one of Zimbabwe’s most famous lions in the Hwange National Park. Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is recieving widespread hatred from all sides including conservationists, animal rights activists, celebrities and pretty much everyone who has an internet connection. Further condemnation ensued after it was alleged that the majestic male lion was lured out of the protected national park using bait, and then shot with a bow and arrow. According to conservation groups the lion didn’t die from his wounds and was tracked down the following day where it was killed, beheaded and skinned.
And who exactly is Walter James Palmer.
It didn’t take long for the story to spread online and it is a gross understatement to say that Walter Palmer had a bad day yesterday. Thousands of thousands (if not millions) of people were outraged calling for his practice to be held accountable, for his practise to be shut down and even for him to suffer the same fate as Cecil the Lion did…namely to be beheaded and skinned.
Here’s a few screenshots of celebrities giving their thoughts.
Ya that pretty much sums up how people are feeling.