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THE STORY OF
WALTER PALMER
BY JEREMY BEDNARSH
WHO IS WALTER
PALMER?
• A DENTIST BASED IN
THE MINNEAPOLIS
AREA.
• AN ENTHUSIASTIC
BIG-GAME HUNTER
WHO BELIEVES IN
HUNTING...
WHAT DID HE DO?
• EARLIER THIS MONTH, WALTER WENT ON A
HUNTING TRIP IN ZIMBABWE, WHERE HE
KILLED A LION.
• THE LION WAS LU...
ABOUT THE LION
• THE LION, NAMED CECIL, WAS MUCH LOVED BY
THOSE WHO FREQUENTED HWANGE NATIONAL
PARK, DUE TO HIS REGAL NATU...
THE AFTERMATH
• WHILE PALMER PAID $55,000 TO HUNT THE ANIMAL, THE
HUNT WAS ACTUALLY ILLEGAL.
• PALMER’S GUIDE, PROFESSIONA...
WALTER PALMER’S PAST
• THIS ISN’T PALMER’S FIRST RUN-IN WITH THE LAW.
• IN 2008, HE FACED PRISON TIME AFTER LYING TO
A FED...
AND NOW…
• WALTER PALMER’S
WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN.
• HE CLOSED DOWN HIS DENTIST
OFFICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
• HAS BECOME...
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Jeremy Bednarsh- The Story of Walter Palmer

Recently, American dentist Walter Palmer has come under fire for killing a beloved lion, Cecil, by luring it out of a sanctuary to shoot it.

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Jeremy Bednarsh- The Story of Walter Palmer

  1. 1. THE STORY OF WALTER PALMER BY JEREMY BEDNARSH
  2. 2. WHO IS WALTER PALMER? • A DENTIST BASED IN THE MINNEAPOLIS AREA. • AN ENTHUSIASTIC BIG-GAME HUNTER WHO BELIEVES IN HUNTING WITH A BOW AND ARROW.
  3. 3. WHAT DID HE DO? • EARLIER THIS MONTH, WALTER WENT ON A HUNTING TRIP IN ZIMBABWE, WHERE HE KILLED A LION. • THE LION WAS LURED AWAY FROM A SANCTUARY SO THAT HE COULD BE KILLED.
  4. 4. ABOUT THE LION • THE LION, NAMED CECIL, WAS MUCH LOVED BY THOSE WHO FREQUENTED HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, DUE TO HIS REGAL NATURE. • HE WAS PART OF A STUDY BY OXFORD UNIVERSITY, AND WHEN HE WAS KILLED HE HAD A GPS TRACKING DEVICE ATTACHED TO HIM.
  5. 5. THE AFTERMATH • WHILE PALMER PAID $55,000 TO HUNT THE ANIMAL, THE HUNT WAS ACTUALLY ILLEGAL. • PALMER’S GUIDE, PROFESSIONAL HUNTER THEO BRONKHORST, AND FARMER HONEST NDLOVU, ON WHOSE PROPERTY THE LION WAS KILLED, ARE BOTH FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES.
  6. 6. WALTER PALMER’S PAST • THIS ISN’T PALMER’S FIRST RUN-IN WITH THE LAW. • IN 2008, HE FACED PRISON TIME AFTER LYING TO A FEDERAL AGENT ABOUT HUNTING A BLACK BEAR IN WISCONSIN. • WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN 2009.
  7. 7. AND NOW… • WALTER PALMER’S WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN. • HE CLOSED DOWN HIS DENTIST OFFICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. • HAS BECOME A TARGET OF INTERNET VIGILANTISM • THE DOOR OF HIS OFFICE IS COVERED WITH A SHRINE OF STUFFED ANIMALS AND SIGNS TELLING HIM TO “ROT IN HELL”. • PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS AREA ARE PROTESTING.

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