Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after Cecil the lion killing

Posted: Aug 01, 2015 11:30 AM PDT <em class=”wnDate”>Saturday, August 1, 2015 2:30 PM EDT</em>Updated: Aug 01, 2015 11:30 AM PDT <em class=”wnDate”>Saturday, August 1, 2015 2:30 PM EDT</em>

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      Oppah Muchinguri, theZimbabwean Minister of Environment, Water and Climate addresses a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, July, 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)Oppah Muchinguri, theZimbabwean Minister of Environment, Water and Climate addresses a press conference in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, July, 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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    • HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country’s wildlife authority said Saturday.

In addition, bow and arrow hunts have been suspended unless they are approved by the head of the director of the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the organization said. The authority said it only received information this week about the possibly illegal killing of a lion in April. An arrest has been made in that case, officials said.

The announcement follows an international outcry stemming from an American hunter’s killing of a lion named Cecil that was allegedly was lured out of a national park. Zimbabwean authorities say the hunt was illegal and are seeking the extradition of Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer.

Palmer is believed to have shot the lion with a bow on July 1 outside Hwange National Park after it was lured onto private land with a carcass of an animal, Zimbabwean conservationists have said. The wounded cat was later tracked down and Palmer allegedly killed it with a gun, they said. Two Zimbabweans — a professional hunter and a farm owner — have been arrested for the killing.

More: http://www.abc3340.com/story/29687102/zimbabwean-authorities-restrict-hunting-after-cecil-the-lion-killing

3 thoughts on “Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after Cecil the lion killing

  1. Apparently another American has been alleged to have killed another lion illegally in or lured from Hwange National Park back in April.

    If Zimbabwe can’t get any cooperation for extradition and justice, they and other African nations should declare this man and possible the other man persona non grata. We’d like to declare him persona non grata here in the US too.

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