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My 2 Cents: The Minnesota Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

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I'm surprised at the outrage over the death of a lion in Zimbabwe, and the vitriol aimed at the American hunter who killed it.

I've seen protesters and celebrities calling for the death of the hunter, Walter Palmer. Some say they wish he'd be shot or dragged behind a vehicle to his death.

That's certainly a humane response, isn't it?

Now, I'm not a hunter, I just don't have the stomach for it.

I have many friends who are, and they love animals and nature just as much as I do.

But I will also say, that I'm not the least bit impressed, in fact, I'm more repulsed by these photos of big game hunters posing with big smiles over dead lions, elephants and giraffes

I mean, how good a hunter do you have to be to kill a giraffe for crying out loud?

Back to the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil, he claims he trusted his hunting guides, and thought they were following the law when they baited Cecil out of a game reserve and set him up for the kill.

That's why Americans hire these guides and pay them big money. Extraditing him for prosecution seems very premature, and tempers are running way to hot right now for him to get fair treatment.

I'm Kelly Ogle and that's My 2 Cents. 

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