The hunter behind the killing of Cecil the Lion, Theo Bronkhorst, hired by American Dentist, Walter Palmer, has stated that since news broke out about Cecil the Lion and him identified as the hunter who aided Palmer in the hunt, his life has turned upside down as his business was shut down.
Sitting anxiously in his car awaiting trial earlier yesterday, Bronkhost was swarmed by reporters. He repeatedly said that he had the proper document and the hunt was legal. When asked about the collar on Cecil, he said that collared lions were hunted every year and he believe that he was the fall guy and that the charges ruined his life.
“Well, it’s destroyed us, it’s destroyed the family, my business,” said an emotional Bronkhorst. “You know, we employ a lot of people, and they are on half-time now…”
While the shooting of Cecil was against the law as declared by Zimbabewean officials, illegal hunting is rarely prosecuted but WILDCru researcher, Brent Staplekamp, believes that things may turn out differently as the world is upset about the death of Cecil. Bronkhorst’s case has been postponed once again until early next week.
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In other news, the dentist that hired him, Walter Palmer just relaunched his website after an attack from Anonymous. Read more about it HERE