Cecil the Lion Was Lured Out

The Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe have deemed the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist “unethical,” according to court reports from Wednesday. Walter James Palmer, the American hunter, and two men from Zimbabwean allegedly lured the country’s beloved beast from the National Park by tying a dead animal to their car. Theo Bronkhorst, a professional hunter, and Honest Trymore Ndlovu, a farm owner, are currently standing trial while Palmer has yet to be located. Bronkhorst is being charged with failing to “prevent an unlawful hunt.” Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 for the hunt.