Dear Wolf Advocate: |
We are sorry for making a lion related plea. But we think you will agree that this unusual geopolitical wildlife poaching case deserves our attention. There are few times when illegal and unethical hunters are charged; but this is one of those times.
Cecil the Lion, a resident of Zimbabwe's national park, and a national icon was poached and killed this week. Media reports in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and elsewhere have identified American Walter Palmer, a dentist from Eden Prairie - Minneapolis Minnesota suburb, as the poacher. He is alleged to have lured Cecil from the safety of the national park to kill him. Two of Palmer's local accomplices are already in custody. Zimbabwe authorities now actively seeking Palmer in connection with this incident.
If you would like to join this action, please sign a petition at WhiteHouse-gov and ask to extradite Palmer to Zimbabwe to stand trial for his crime: https://petitions.whitehouse.
For more information, here is a link to one of many news stories.
See #CecilTheLion on Twitter.
Thank you and Keep Howling,
Howling for Wolves