Florida home of dentist who killed Cecil the lion vandalised

via Florida home of dentist who killed Cecil the lion vandalised – Southern Eye

Florida (US) – Vandals spray-painted “lion killer” on a tony Florida vacation home that is owned by an American dentist who killed Zimbabwe’s best-known lion, authorities said on Wednesday.

The damage to the home of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, a game hunter who last month killed 13-year-old Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, is being investigated as misdemeanor criminal mischief, said Marco Island police Captain David Baer.

It was reported on Tuesday morning, and authorities in southwest Florida have not determined when it occurred, he said.

In addition to spray-painting the garage door, the culprits scattered what looked like marinated pigs feet in the driveway, said Walter Zalisko, owner of Global Investigative Group, a private firm hired to protect the property. He said the home was vacant.

Marco Island police could not confirm the information about pigs feet, which were reported and photographed by local media.

Palmer, 55, has received threats on social media, and protests were held outside his suburban Minneapolis office. He has said that he “deeply regrets” killing Cecil and believed that the hunt was legal. Palmer, who has not been speaking to the media, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Security cameras were being installed to videotape vehicles outside the Florida house on a quiet cul-de-sac, Zalisko said. Palmer purchased the home for $1.1 million in 2013, property records show. – Reuters

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    How sad. How mindless. How stupid!

    No wonder I don’t use any “Social Media” – the baying place for cowards, bullies and morons

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    No, the “socail media” mob. Mass (uninformed) hysteria. I have never been a hunter, but there are millions around the world who are.

    If I was going to “hunt” it would be with a camera

    But, considering that in the US about 30,000 people die each year from gunshots, this is hypocritical

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    Malcolm 6 years ago

    Gee– One lion can create all this hysteria– there are a lot more lions left in than wild than Rhino’s– The ” Bunny-Huggers obviously would rather target one American,than those Asians who cull far wild life than any others– , Snakes, Tortoises,Dogs, You name it– they kill it.Could it be because the don’t mount their trophy’s– they grind them up to be used as aphrodisiacs? and commercial self interest. Obviously the lone American is the bad guy.