Zimbabwe Charges Another Man Over Cecil the Lion Killing


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Zimbabwe has charged another man in relation to Cecil the Lion’s killing, but it’s not the American dentist who shot the animal last month.

Prosecutors accused farmer Honest Ndlovu on Tuesday of allowing Walter Palmer to hunt on his land without the proper approval, the Associated Press reports. “Both the professional hunter and land owner had no permit or quota to justify the offtake of the lion and therefore are liable for the illegal hunt,” the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said in a previous statement.

Ndlovu, who faces a $400 fine or a year in prison according to his attorney, is out on bail. He is the second man to be charged after Theo Bronkhorst, who pleaded not guilty to “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” in late July. Zimbabwe authorities say Bronkhorst lured Cecil the Lion out of his home in a national park and onto…

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If You Got Mad Over Cecil the Lion, Here Are 5 Ways You Can Bring About Change


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The death of Cecil the lion at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer in July may have sparked a worldwide groundswell of rage, but Cecil’s death represents a larger problem with deep roots. Hwange National Park, where Cecil lived for 13 years, was the site of what the Telegraphcalled the “the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years” in 2013 when poachers poisoned the water supply, killing 300 elephants; a recent study estimates that 33,000 are killed per year on the African continent.

The situation is just as grim for lions and rhinos: Teresa Telecky, director of wildlife at Humane Society International (HSI), estimated to TIME that, as of early August, 49 lions had been killed throughout Africa just this year. And the World Wildlife Fund estimates that 60% of the rhino population in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe was killed between 2003 and…

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