Palmer reportedly is wanted on poaching charges, officials in Zimbabwe said. Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said Theo Bronkhorst and Honest Ndlovu, a hunter and private game park owner respectively, also face poaching charges. Rodrigues said Palmer paid Bronkhorst and Ndlovu more than $50,000 to hunt the lion.
Meanwhile, animal lovers across the country are striking out against Palmer and his dental practice, posting reviews on River Bluff Dental’s Yelp page. An online petition also has been started that calls for justice for Cecil and for the country to stop issuing permits to kill endangered animals.