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  • Here's something I want to mention. Something I saw last night

  • This is our, I should said was, Cecil the lion. Beautiful animal.

  • Thirteen years old. He'd been wearing a GPS collar as a part of an Oxford University research project.

  • They've been tracking him for years and during that time

  • Cecil became like a local favorite amongst the tourists. The guy who's always around.

  • People love to see him on the safari

  • until early this month when a tourist on a hunting trip shot him for sport

  • and of course everyone is angry and upset.

  • Last night I read this story.

  • I happened upon the story that the news report said they suspected it was a Spaniard who did it, who shot the animal.

  • and I have to admit when I saw it I was so relieved that it wasn't an American

  • I really was. I was like it's terrible but thank god it wasn't one of us for once

  • and then I went online this morning and learned that it turns out it was an American. It was one of us.

  • It was a dentist from Minnesota who paid fifty thousands dollar to shoot the lion.

  • According to the news, he hired a company. He flew to Zimbabwe.

  • Two locals took him to the national park.

  • They tied a dead animal to the back of the jeep to lure the lion out of the park

  • because it is illegal to shoot them in the park.

  • They called it baiting

  • And once they got the lion out of the park, they put a spotlight on him and then the dentist shot with a bow and arrow

  • but the arrow didn't kill the lion so they tracked him and forty hours later shot him with a gun

  • and then skinned him and took the head and left the body there.

  • Now, unfortunately for them.

  • The researchers at Oxford who are tracking Cecil were able to trace the signal and find the carcass

  • and the local authorities

  • found the hunters who they said they realized too late that they shot an animal with GPS

  • they tried to destroy the tracking collar but failed to do that so

  • umm they know it was the American hunter

  • who's name is Walt Palmer is currently in hiding in his closest dental office in Bloomington, Minnesota

  • and he emailed the statement to the news saying

  • “I had no idea that the lion I took was a known local favorite until the end of the hunt.”

  • But first of all, stop saying you took the animal.

  • You take aspirin. You killed the lion. You didn't take it.

  • and he said "to my knowledge everything about this trip was legal and properly handled

  • I relied on the expertise of my local profressional guides to ensure a legal hunt."

  • which is ok. That's say we accept at face value that he thought it was legal and properly handled

  • and didn't know the lion had a tracking collar or local affair.

  • the big question is why are you shooting a lion in the first place

  • I mean I am honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that

  • how was that fun?

  • is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things

  • that are stronger than...you know...

  • if that, if that's the case

  • they have a pill for that. It works great.

  • just stay at home and swallow it and you safe yourself a lifetime of being the most hated man in the America

  • who never advertised jello pudding on television.

  • and by the way

  • I'm not

  • I'm not against hunting if you're hunting to eat or to keep the animal population healthy

  • or it's part of your culture or something, that's one thing.

  • but if you're some a-hole dentist one who wants a lion head over the fireplace in his man cave

  • so his douchebag buddies can gather around it and drink starch and tell him how awesome he is

  • that's just vomitous. That's..

  • and this guy must have quite a collection of animal heads because

  • ah well there he is posing next to a bear he shot

  • in 2000 he was convicted of a felony for lying about where he killed the bear in Wisconsin

  • he got a year of probation for that

  • This is another lion he killed in 2008

  • umm this is a leopard.

  • ah this is a rhino

  • he killed like half of noah's ark

  • and

  • I don't get. I also don't think the answers to start a witch hunt for the guy.

  • some people online are saying we should skin him and feed him to the lions

  • or which...it's..you know...it's crazy but...

  • it should be handled in an lawful way

  • and the man who took him by the jeep should be made accountable too

  • but in the mean time

  • I think it's important to have some good come out of this disgusting tragedy.

  • so this is the website for the wildlife conservation research unit at Oxford

  • wildcru.org

  • these are the researchers who put the collar on Cecil in the first place

  • they track the animal and study them. If you want to do something

  • if you want to make this into a positive..you could um sorry..i'm ehhh...ok..i'm good..

  • ehhh make a donation. Support them. At the very least

  • eh.. maybe, maybe we can show the world that not all Americans are like this jackhole here.

  • This dentist. The top dentist.

Here's something I want to mention. Something I saw last night

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Jimmy Kimmel on the Killing of Cecil the Lion

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    Angie Hsu posted on 2015/07/31
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