In July 2015, Cecil the iconic and protected male lion of Zimbabwe was purposefully lured out of Hwange National park, horrifically wounded with a bow and arrow and then after two days of immense suffering, shot dead with a high powered rifle.
Following the deliberate and attempted destruction of his GPS collar, Cecil was skinned and beheaded by American dentist and previously convicted wildlife poacher Walter J. Palmer of Bloomington, Minnesota.
Please use your voice so that Walter J. Palmer faces justice- both in the United States and in Zimbabwe. Justice will be at least partially served when Walter Palmer hopefully serves a sentence in a Zimbabwean prison. It will send a clear message to trophy hunters who are driving our world heritage animals to extinction that their bribes, lies about "conservation" and actions are not above the laws they've flouted for decades.
Please sign and share. Do not let friends buy into Walter Palmer's excuse that he had "no idea" that Cecil was protected. Cecil not only had a unique black mane but Walter Palmer attempted unsuccessfully to destroy his GPS collar. Do not let him get away with this tragic and premeditated act of barbarism and cruelty.
We are all very upset over the barbaric and brutal destruction of a yet another endangered world heritage animal. Let Cecil's death not be in vain and help us reach one million signatures. Let's make sure through our justifiable condemnation of Walter J. Palmer that wildlife poachers and thrill killers of near extinct animals are not above international law.