Cecil the Lion -- Zimbabwe Says Dentist is a Criminal ... Extradition Already in Play

Zimbabwe officials say the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion violated criminal laws in the barbaric hunt and have started the process to get him extradited from the U.S. The Environment, Water and Climate Minister says, "We want him tried in Zimbabwe because he violated our laws." The laws that the Minister says were violated are ... the law that controls the use of a bow and arrow and financing an illegal hunt. The extradition process in Zimbabwe begins with police going to the prosecutor general who then contacts American authorities. Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 this month to hunt the lion with a crossbow near Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe.
According to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Forcee Cecil -- a major tourist draw at Hwange -- had been lured out of the park sanctuary with a dead animal on top of a vehicle,.



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