ZIMBABWE ACCUSES 2ND AMERICAN OF ILLEGALLY HUNTING LION

According to the wildlife authority, a landowner from Zimbabwe, Headman Sibanda, was taken into custody in the Seski case and he is helping police.

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Meanwhile, Zimbabwean authorities are expected to seek the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota man thought to be responsible for killing Cecil the lion in early July.

Cecil was shot with a bow and arrow outside of Hwange National Park after allegedly being lured outside the parks limits.

The Zimbabwe authorities has called the killing of Cecil, the well-known lion anillegal hunt.

Online backlash regarding the death of Cecil has garnered such massive global support that the White House announced on Thursday that they would be reviewing a petition to extradite the dentist back to Zimbabwe to face charges.

“Hunting of lions, leopards and elephants outside of Hwange National Park has been suspended with immediate effect”, ZPWMA director Edson Chidziya said Saturday.

A second American is wanted in Zimbabwe for hunting another lion. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which told CNN and other media that poachers killed Jericho, retracted its statements on Sunday.

When contacted by Reuters, ZCTF head Johnny Rodrigues said: “I cannot speak to you today, please try tomorrow”.

Palmer, his professional hunter guide and the land owner have been accused of illegally using a bow and arrow.

He said he had been accused of taking money from hunts, a claim he denied.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said Palmer’s representative finally reached out to them late last week.

Also Tuesday, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh said it was reviewing Seski’s donation of two Nile crocodiles and an American alligator to see if he followed worldwide standards published since the donations were made.

After they killed, beheaded and skinned the lion, Bronkhorst attempted to dispose of the lion’s collar.

Ernest Hahn said Seski put up no-trespassing signs, breaking the rural area’s tradition of people feeling free to cross property lines to hunt. Changes in U.S. law, such as extending restrictions on the import and export of animals being considered for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act, may be needed to keep Americans from contributing to the bloodshed.

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