Celebrities React to the Heinous Murder of Cecil the Lion

By now, you’ve probably heard about Zimbabwe’s much-loved lion Cecil, who was shot and killed by US based dentist Walter James Palmer. 

Using a bow and arrow Palmer allegedly paid $55,000 to shoot and kill the famous lion, who once roamed the Hwange National Park.

The internet, and Zimbabwe conservation groups, reacted with outrage over the killing, as have numerous celebrities who shared their disappointment on social media.

Perhaps the most outraged was Ricky Gervais, who posted several tweets about the senseless killing.

Since the shooting, a petition calling for justice over the killing of Cecil has gained more than 130,000 signatures. The petition is asking for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to stop issuing hunting permits.

Photo credit: The Telegraph.

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