Beyond Cecil the Lion: Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa Explained

July 31, 2015 6:30 PM

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Beyond Cecil the Lion: Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa Explained

The trophy hunting industry in Africa is receiving new attention as Zimbabwe officials are calling for the extradition of the American dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the lion, sparking worldwide outrage.

Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, said in a statement earlier this week that he "deeply" regretted the pursuit of the early July hunt in Zimbabwe that "resulted in the taking of this lion." He added that he "had no idea" Cecil the lion was a "known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study...

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