For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2015
Catie Cryar 202-483-7382
PETA President Ingrid Newkirk released a statement regarding Zimbabwe’s decision not to charge Walter Palmer for killing Cecil the lion, as reported by Reuters:
The hunting guides and company management will bear the responsibility for Cecil’s slaughter, but we’re encouraged that Walter Palmer lost business, lost his reputation, and probably lost more in the bargain—while Cecil’s death sent a strong message to wildlife slayers that their days are numbered.
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