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

Jul 30, 2015 at 3:19 PM ET

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.

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.

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.