Walter Palmer

7 Stories

He Killed a Bear With a Spear. The Video Caused Outrage

Canadian government says it will outlaw the 'archaic' type of hunting

(Newser) - Killing a bear with a hand-thrown spear isn't an everyday feat—but the government of Alberta, Canada, is not impressed by the prowess of American hunter Josh Bowmar. The government promised to introduce a ban on "archaic" and "unacceptable" hunting with spears after video surfaced of Bowmar,... More »

No More Cecils: African Lions Now on Endangered Species List

And US hunters will need special permit to bring back 'trophies'

(Newser) - Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer caused an uproar when he killed Cecil the lion —and he may have expedited the latest Obama administration mandate. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is set to announce Monday that as of Jan. 22, lions in Africa will be protected under the Endangered Species... More »

Zimbabwe: No Charges for Cecil's Killer

Walter Palmer's 'papers were in order,' says environment minister

(Newser) - Good news for Walter Palmer: Zimbabwe announced Monday that the Minnesota dentist won't face charges for killing its most famous big cat, Cecil. "We approached the police and then the Prosecutor General, and it turned out that (Walter) Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in... More »

Lion-Slaying Dentist: I'm Going Back to Work

Walter Palmer says he hasn't been in hiding

(Newser) - Six weeks after the killing of Cecil the lion made him America's most controversial dentist, Walter Palmer is ready to get back to work. In what advisers say will be his only interview, the Minnesota dentist tells the AP and the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he plans to return... More »

Cecil's Hunter Hires Security After Grisly Vandalism

Walter Palmer's vacation home vandalized in Florida

(Newser) - The Minnesota dentist who lured and killed Cecil the lion has hired a team of ex-cops to protect him after his Florida vacation home was targeted by vandals. Overnight Monday, someone spray-painted the words "lion killer" on Walter Palmer's garage door and scattered what appeared to be at... More »

Zimbabwe Wants Palmer Extradited for Killing Lion

But certain circumstances need to be met for Walter Palmer's extradition

(Newser) - Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who has incited the ire of people around the world for killing Cecil the lion , may soon be making a return trip to Africa if Zimbabwe has its say. The Zimbabwean environment minister said today that the country is seeking Palmer's extradition "so... More »

White House Must Respond to Lion-Killer Petition

Meanwhile, US Fish & Wildlife Service can't find Walter Palmer

(Newser) - A petition clamoring for the extradition of lion-killer Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe has passed the all-important threshold of 100,000 signatures. What the upward of 150,000 people to have signed it want: "We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch... More »

7 Stories