Hunters and Pro-Lifers Stand Up For Cecil’s Killer
The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion has received death threats, but he also has plenty of defenders on social media
Once the identity of Cecil the lion’s killer became public, social media erupted with attacks and death threats aimed at the Minnesota dentist who pulled the trigger. But some hunters and pro-lifers are defending him and denouncing his assailants.
Some hunters insist Walter Palmer’s actions were legal.
Some even celebrated the kill or said it benefited the animals and local communities.
Many believe the anger should be targeted at pro-choicers instead of Palmer.
— The Watcher (@SoCaliMilitia1) July 30, 2015
If only celebrities would get this upset about killing innocent human babies and selling their body parts. https://t.co/4Ql0WKhdkF
— RB (@RBPundit) July 28, 2015
Fox News’ account shared conservative pundit Dana Loesch’s statement comparing reactions to Cecil and Planned Parenthood, and the Tweet received hundreds of retweets and favorites.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 30, 2015
Hunting advocate Ted Nugent presented Zimbabwe’s president as a hypocrite for condemning safaris.
And some just don’t see what the big deal is.
— Dominic Groom (@DominicGroom) July 30, 2015
Fuck the lions, MAN is king of the beasts. #FreeWalterPalmer
— MF Pterodactyl (@menoichius) July 30, 2015