White House says will review ‘Cecil the Lion’ petition

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-says-will-review-cecil-the-lion-petition/ar-AAdJtmH

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday that it will review the public petition to extradite the American dentist who allegedly killed “Cecil,” a Zimbabwean lion.The petition has exceeded the required 100,000 signatures, and the White House has said it will respond to all petitions that meet that level.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said it is up to the Justice Department to respond to an extradition order.

In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe.© Paula French via AP In this frame grab taken from a November 2012 video made available by Paula French, a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil strolls around in Hwange National Park, in Hwange…The incident is currently being investigated by Zimbabwean authorities and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

7 thoughts on “White House says will review ‘Cecil the Lion’ petition

  1. I agree. I was so surprised when I heard Fish and Wildlife offered to help, and then I remembered who we’re dealing with. They’ll probably end up making excuses for the killer driller.

    I’m delighted, though, that this many people joined for an animal and is reaching the media of both sides and the White House. Maybe that will send a hint that there are people who are serious about animal abuse.

  2. I actually have more confidence in the British government getting this guy, but I hope the US gov’t won’t get all soft and fuzzy about it. We’ll see! You can already see in the media looking for sympathy. 0.00.

  3. Had to share this sweet photo – this is how used to people Cecil was. This is a photo of him as a cub with Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls. And this guy had to shoot a zoo animal, basically.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/geri-halliwells-touching-tribute-cecil-6158861

    He’s thought to have hunted mule deer in Canada:

    http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/07/30/did-us-dentist-who-killed-cecil-the-lion-hunt-in-canada.html

    I’d not be surprised if he killed collared wolves outside of Yellowstone.

  4. Pingback: Before Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer poached American black bear | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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