Zimbabwe cops just arrested the professional hunter Walter Palmer hired for his trip to kill Cecil the Lion.
Theo Bronkhorst, the professional hunter who carried out the planning and tracking of Cecil the Lion for Walter Palmer was arrested AGAIN earlier today after he was caught smuggling 29 sable antelope worth $348,000 into South Africa (possibly to Canned Hunting Camps). His truck was trying to cross the Zimbabewan border in the middle of the night when it became stuck in the mud (karma). Police arrested Bronkhorst and two other co-conspirators and recovered the 29 live antelopes as well as over a dozen animal trophies.
Originally arrested in August, charged with a failure to prevent an illegal hunt and released on bail with a court date on September 28th. Bronkhorst’s recent illegal act is definitely going to affect his court case in a few days. When will hunters learn.
Walter Palmer, the American dentist who paid Theo Bronkhorst, recently returned to his dental practice and is being swarmed by dozens of protesters outside of his office. He is currently escaping charges as the US has not made a move to extradite palmer to Zimbabwe at this time.
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Update: Our team has conducted some lookup and have confirmed that the ZBC (Zim’s BBC) has confirmed the arrest of the professional hunter.
Before you grab your party hat and drinks, the fight is far from over. Walter Palmer still needs to be extradited and animals are being killed every day. If you truly claim to be in this for the long haul, consider taking action and become a member of Cecil’s Pride, start a protest or maybe become a writer with us. We are growing and we will not rest until Palmer is arrested and trophy hunting is illegal everywhere.