Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, has quickly become one of the most hated people on the planet after it became clear that he was responsible for the tracking, chasing, slaughter, beheading, and skinning of an iconic Zimbabwean lion, known as Cecil.
The man paid $50,000 for the “privilege”, but may soon pay much more as he is currently wanted on poaching charges. This isn’t the first time he’s run into trouble- he has been sued for sexual harrassment and faced felony charges for lying about his illegal killing of a black bear.
This all seems about par for the course for a man who donated the maximum $5,000 dollars to Mitt Romney’s doomed presidential campaign in 2012.
That little piece of information is sure to stir up even more vitriol at the dentist, who by all accounts is an unpleasant man who glories in the slaughter of endangered animals. Hopefully, he will soon be an ex-dentist and no longer have the funds to continue with his quest to prove his masculinity with the blood of innocent creatures.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.