New York Times, Palmer and his party lured the beast out of its sanctuary by tying a dead animal to a car. "The first shot, which the authorities say came from Dr. Palmer’s crossbow, was not enough to kill the lion. Cecil was tracked for nearly two days before Dr. Palmer killed him with a gun." He is now being sought on poaching charges.
The Petition Site, a petition demanding justice for Cecil has received over 127,000 signatures and counting. Celebrities from all over have weighed in, including Ricky Gervais and Olivia Wilde.
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One last thing you can do that will actually help: Text “LIONS” to 50555 to donate $10. Message and data rates apply. Terms and conditions: mgv.cc/t. By doing so, you'll be helping support the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.