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Zimbabwe bans hunting after massive protests
Aftera million peoplein one weeksigned a petitionon the webto President Mugabe, the country hasnowdecided toban allbig gamehunting aroundHwangeNational Park.The protestwas initiated byCare2,asocialnetworkfor activists,afterthe Americandentistand big gamehunterWalterPalmerlast yearbrutallymurdered13-year-oldmalelionCecil who wasone of the park's main attractionswith its blackmane.
Withmeatas baitCecil was luredout of the parkwherePalmershot himwitha bow and arrow,trackedthewoundedlion during40hours beforefinallyshoting Cecilwith rifles and thenskinned him.For thisPalmer paid$ 50 000,including theuse of"professional"guides.
Nowthis form ofdisgusting "hunting" isbanned andwemust hope thatit is more thanlip service.