Friday, July 31, 2015

In Memory of Cecil The Lion

In Memory of Cecil The Lion

Cecil the Lion, a prized lion and a national icon of Zimbabwe, was poached and killed this week by Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, MN according to multiple media reports.

A petition requesting the extradition of Walter Palmer to the African nation to face justice needed to receive 100,000 signatures by August 27 to get a response from the Administration. It has far exceeded this requirement.

"We urge the Secretary of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request," the petition says. 
Despite the international outrage Palmer is nowhere to be found according to news reports. 
Although probably only symbolic, if you are in the U.S., sign the petition to show your outrage at the continuing pouching and killing of wild animal. It is appalling and should be illegal. And yet it is not and people like Palmer considers killing a 'sport'.

here is the petition:

Thank you for reading.


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