Cecil the lion killer professional hunter granted $1000 bail

via Cecil the lion killer professional hunter granted $1000 bail | The Herald July 29, 2015

PROFESSIONAL hunter, Theodro Bronkhorst, was yesterday granted bail after he appeared in court charged with failing to prevent the illegal hunting and killing of Cecil the lion at Antoinette Farm in the Gwayi Conservancy. Bronkhorst of 16 Bernafay Lane, Riverside suburb in Bulawayo, who runs Bushman Safaris, was not asked to plead to the charge when he appeared before Hwange Magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa. He was remanded out of custody to August 5 on $1000 bail and ordered to report three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Hillside Police Station in Bulawayo

Bronkhorst was also ordered to reside at his Riverside address, not to interfere with state witnesses and to surrender his passport to the clerk of court in Hwange.

Gwayi Conservancy farmer, Honest Trymore Ndlovu, who had not been allocated a lion on his hunting quota for 2015 at his Antoinette property, is yet to appear in court after prosecutors separated his charges from those of Bronkhorst. He is charged with allowing an illegal hunt on his land.

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    Mr. Bronkhorst: You betrayed your profession, Zimbabwe, and a trusting, innocent animal. You are to be a PROFESSIONAL Hunter. You are to inform people of the animals that are allowed to be sought. It was your job to say,”NO” to Dr Palmer when he wanted to hunt Cecil. Professional hunters and guides hold a sacred trust to the people they are hunting with to protect them, and inform them. You also have a sacred trust to the animals to protect those that are NOT to be hunted. Also, really, going on private land-you knew was private since you are familiar with the area-and luring an animal with meat, that is not hunting. Also following an injured animal for almost 2 days waiting for him to weaken so your client can shoot him. That is not hunting. That is stalking. Cowardice act !

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    The Mind Boggles 7 years ago

    @ NJ Compassion , I agree with you 100% the blame lies with the “unprofessional” hunter , this dentist fellow employed him in good faith to guide him on what he can and can’t do. The buck (excuse the pun) stops with this “Broken Horse” fellow, lock him up!!!

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      I hold Mr Bronkhorst responsible, AND the dentist. The AMA REALLY should give psychological tests to Dr Palmer. Who wants to lure an animal, shoot an arrow, follow him for 2 days, shoot him? I can’t even mention the rest-too horrible. That is NOT hunting. That is sadistic. Dr Palmer should not be allowed to do procedures on people because he seems to have sadistic tendencies.

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    Mr Bronkhorst is supposed to be a guide for hunters, AND an advocate for the animals.(Personally, I don’t like hunting.) But there are times of the year, and areas where hunting is allowed. Also there are animals that are allowed or not allowed to be hunted.Bronkhorst is to inform hunters of this info, and then enforce it !

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    tapiwa 7 years ago

    Is it me or what but I think people are making more of this killed lion than they even do about Zimbabweans that have been killed, maimed , gone missing etc at the hands of individuals who shall not be named. Does this mean this lion is worth more than these people or black or white Zimbabweans killed

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      jongwe power 7 years ago

      Absolutely yes. A nigger’s life is worth less than that of a wild animal that will eat humans given the opportunity.

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    tapiwa 7 years ago

    This hunter’s main crime is not that he killed this lion but that he did not bribe the right people

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    tapiwa 7 years ago

    this hunter’s main crime is that he did not bribe the right people he bribed a someone in competiton to some government individual. Lions are killed in Zimbabwe. Anyway people are killed even more often and not many people make so much noise about it. Are we saying Zimbabweans are inferior to Lions?

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    Rwendo 7 years ago

    Mixed feelings. On the one hand so many people across our planet are made to disappear, suffer torture and die at the hands of governments, including ours. Even Itai Dzamara’s disappearance which has provoked an unusually high response has not received anywhere near this much attention.

    Then again, this story shows how low we can go. And disturbingly, it has only come to our attention because Cecil was a celebrity animal. Presumably some hunters are doing this kind of thing and getting away with it when the animals involved are not tagged.

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    FACT….most of the lion hunted in ZIM “are collared”…THE law requires that the collar be returned to National PARKS …THAT’S IT… If “Puss in Boots”is on land that has a permit and the hunter has a permit From NAT PARKS … That’s it “Good bye PUSSY”….NOW what about the 100 plus elephant poached DAILY in ZIM?????? P.S. I personally do not like hunting but HEY it’s a business!!!!