Walter James Palmer

Walter James Palmer, the wealthy American dentist who illegally poached Africa’s most beloved lion, is in fear for his life.

Palmer, of Minnesota, has gone into hiding and hired a PR firm to contain the damage after he was identified as the heartless big-game hunter who killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion.

Palmer allegedly paid 3 tour guides $55,000 to lure Cecil the lion from one of Zimbabwe’s National Parks on July 1.

Zimbabwe officials say Palmer and his guides lured Cecil out of the game reserve park at night using a dead animal as bait.

Palmer then shot the animal with a compound bow and arrow. It took 2 days for Palmer and his guides to find the bleeding lion. The men shot and killed Cecil, then beheaded and skinned him for trophies.

The men also removed a radio collar from around Cecil’s neck, a violation of park rules.

Zimbabwe officials have arrested 2 of the men who were with Palmer.

Researchers say Cecil and another lion, Jericho, led two prides with six lionesses and a dozen young cubs.

“Jericho as a single male will be unable to defend the two prides and cubs from new males that invade the territory, researcher Dr Andrew Loveridge told The Telegraph. “This is what we most often see happening in these cases. Infanticide is the most likely outcome.”

Palmer’s attorney said Palmer had a permit to hunt lions. But park officials say the permit does not allow hunting at night.

After Palmer was outed by the London Telegraph newspaper, he began receiving death threats at his River Bluff Dental practice and at his home in Eden Prairie, MN, where he hangs the heads of animals he has killed all over the world.

Thousands of negative comments flood the Yelp page for his dental practice in Bloomington, MN.

Drew C. of Ardmore, PA. wrote:

“I needed a tooth extracted, so Dr. Palmer shot me in the neck with a crossbow, chased and tracked me for 40 hours, and (once I collapsed from pain and exhaustion) removed my entire head and skinned me.

Best part, they accept my insurance!!

Was this review …?”

Andy C. of Toronto, Canada wrote:

“I was lured to this business because of the promise of free meat. The dentist tried cleaning my teeth from an arrow in his crossbow which I found odd. The 1 star is for the $50,000 bill I got afterwards.”

On Tuesday, Palmer released a statement through a PR firm. He said he hired professional guides who “secured all proper permits,” and “everything about the trip was legal and proper.”

Palmer does not admit hunting Cecil under the cover of darkness, like a coward, or removing the radio collar from the animal’s neck.

“I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion,” he said in his statement.

Like a typical narcissist, Palmer taunted readers who left angry comments under an article about him. He later deleted the comments.

In 2008, Palmer was convicted of illegally poaching a bear in Wisconsin. He was sentenced to probation for one year.

Palmer’s dental practice is closed for the rest of the week.

Walter James Palmer




  • OpinionHated

    I hope they lure him out shoot him with an arrow wait 45 minutes later shoot him with a gun skin him and take off his head then say woops like he did… he’s an azzhole – he also killed a protected black beer before too – skin his azz as a Leo and lover of all things wild i’m disgusted…..

  • Petty_boots

    Lmao @ as a Leo.

  • OpinionHated

    you know we mad loyal though… ha ha ha ha

  • SPECTATORSPORT2015

    when the tables are turned. Don’t hide. Come out come out wherever you are. #howdoesitfeeltobehunted

  • aRoth

    I think I vaguely heard that he also shot a bear in a “non-hunting” zone. Then dragged the bear to a “hunting zone” and staked his claim. Their mission is to kill, steal and destroy.

  • DYmondgurl

    Hide sucka … let you be the prey *sniggles*
    I read he illegally hunted a bear tew..FAWK yo business SIR!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    this is a sick man who clearly believes that the rules don’t apply to him. I hope he pays for this.

  • Its Me

    Jericho gotta do all the damn work now… bc you killed his lion brother husband named Cecil.

    Great work tooth doc. ?

  • iWasteTime

    They should release him in the park, at night and see what Jericho and ’em do !

  • jeniefrumdablocâ„¢

    Why would you even wanna hunt a damn lion and kill it … sick

  • LabellaMior

    Them folks ova on Yelp dragged his azz through the mudd. I hope they drop his azz off in the wild shoot him with a bow and let him bleed out for 40hours.

  • Its Me

    This!

  • Buttercup

    Then he had the nerve to throw the guides under the bus. Just disgusting.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Poor thing. I’m not sure why I’m to care more about this over a human, but it at least deserves a read. But if no one knew of you before this act, why do you need a PR firm? I feel a platform being built and talk show circuit coming soon. SMH.

  • iWasteTime

    I now.
    Now Jerico has 2 lionesses and what 8 to 10 cubs… Phuck you doc!

  • Its Me

    Jericho ain’t got TIME to take of six bitches AND their damn kids.

    Wtf?

    He only ONE lion.

    Tooth doc….you a failure yo?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yes, I read that also. Happened a few years in Wisconsin. He was convicted of a felony and given a fine and put on probation.

  • Its Me

    6 womens chile!

    You hang in (Jericho) Jerry!

  • iWasteTime

    oh man!
    They had 3 a piece.
    Jerry is pissed, madt, angry!!

  • Its Me

    And tired.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    So did I tell yall how yesterday the co-worker I was talking about asked me if the manager asked to have a meeting with me. WHen I asked her why, she said oh I was just asking, and would not say anything else….yall think im over thinking it? Or she is being sneaky?

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    He should be. Having to hunch all 6 womens. Lord give him strength.

  • aRoth

    Yeah I saw that too. How you gone blame them? YOU were the one out there hunting! Do the education, Sway!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Like someone said on Twitter, we remembering Cecil, but are we remembering Sansra, Eric, Mike, Tamir, Freddie, Aiyanna, Akai.

  • iWasteTime

    No I think she fishing to see if you are getting that job or not

  • iWasteTime

    No I think she fishing to see if you are getting that job or not

    .

  • Its Me

    He was good with 3. Now 6! And gotta help raise babies…and hunt for the women, the babies, himself.

    Fight other niggas out in them nature streets. From eating his kids. Messing with the women.

    Dis too much!

    Jerry better eat his Wheaties

  • aRoth

    He may just serve jail time behind THIS before a cop will behind all of those victims they are rostering up.

  • iWasteTime

    I saw that but Cecil (though a wild animal) ties into white privilege and entitlement, it is another example of it and the lengths they go to, to do what they want, when they want.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This is not an attack on you….but why do people act like you can only be outraged/upset/concerned about one thing at a time? I mean it is possible to be an advocate for #BlackLivesMatter and Idk let’s say education reform.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    The hiring manager said she is wating on hr to give her something she needs to post it, but it wont be for about three weeks. Yall think I should have a conversation with her anyway?

  • iWasteTime

    Yes.
    It would not hurt, let her know you are interested, she can look out for your resume and peep you as well.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I can walk and chew gum at the same time, BUT the MSM are outraged that a lion was killed. Where’s the outrage when blacks are hunted? How we are killed and metaphorically dragged to a safe kill zone, by saying we fought, reached, talked back.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Right. And seeing as how someone thought she was going to ask for a meeting anyway….

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Got you. When you said “we” I thought you meant people (specifically black people); I didn’t realize you were talking about the media.

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Hey Roses. Simple solution, catch homeboy and drop him off on a game reserve with no weapons. Let nature handle him. Ok, off to have afternoon tea. I’m going to pig out in an extremely refined and ladylike manner ?. Take care.

  • 1/8

    I’ve been trying to call Mr. Palmer for several days, but his line is continuously busy. I hope he’s okay. ?

  • Ramcamedd

    That’s what I was thinking too…

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    The lionesses do the majority of the work anyway. Lions just basically protect from major threats and bang the lionesses. The lionesses do almost all of the hunting. He will survive. ???

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    They are dragging this man personal business on yelp. Geez.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I agree with @iWasteTime. It definitely can’t hurt and it will put you on her radar early. Go for it!

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    lol so it’s like in real life. The man is waiting on the woman to feed him. Oh ok. got it. lmao

  • Its Me

    Cecil a victim of the damn white man AS WELL. And he African. He was a lion of color

  • iWasteTime

    ^^^ This!

  • Its Me

    He gone have to do something now! He dolo

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He’s a typical narcissist.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    I wanna laugh….I should not though…but I want too

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Who sent you? Those #blacklivesmatter people?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post

  • Its Me

    And white tooth doc threw natives under the bus to boot. They all victims

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    yep. nothing will happen to him. I will leave the post now cuz otherwise, I’d have to face that an animal dying, once again, has more rights and sparks more outrage than that of a black/african american/negro.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    His office is closed for the rest of the week. The phone lines were busy all day yesterday when I called to make an appointment.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    smh I tried…I just pictured her with a bow tie and rim glasses.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He’s an entitled coward. He can hunt endangered animals to fill his trophy case but the bastard can’t take the heat.

  • OpinionHated

    People like him make me believe that there really are exclusive millionaire clubs for people to hunt humans…. elitist entitlement…

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    This man killed a POLAR BEAR….They are almost existent. he doesn’t care about preserving anything but his wall…somebody should hunt him, skin him.. and make a rug to step on…I hate big game hunters.

    ***UPDATED*** PETTY WAP LOW. E- caught my mistake with my phone I meanT *EXTINCT not EXISTENT..I didn’t catch it..I’m glad she’s here.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Stop hijacking these threads with your personal problems.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sandra, stop. We come here to discuss life. What’s with you lately?

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Most big game hunters are…they would hunt humans if they could, if they haven’t already.

  • VDot

    Yassss!! They killed Cecil the African. Naw but I was really disturbed by those pics of him posing with the dead animals. It didn’t sit right with my spirit.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    jeeze sorry. lol.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yelp was deleting all the 1 star reviews. You know they have to protect the businesses that pay them.

  • VDot

    ???

  • aRoth

    Like a pimp.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Mind you the crazies do and say anything to people and do more than “highjack” the posts, but I can’t talk about work?! But it’s her blog so whatever. I guess crazy, drama filled trolls are ok, but real life is not.

  • OpinionHated

    that bish sneaky – accidentally trip her azz on purpose next time she walk past…

  • OpinionHated

    WAHLAWD!!!!!!! Cheese you Sandra ent making sport tuday bough….. goes back to delete my Tom Brady rant…..

  • Its Me

    Whet? We done birthed babies, got married, somedivorced, raised kids, gotten jobs, relocated, cooked Thanksgiving dinners, traded recipes sll RIGHT here on this blog.

    But ok yo. Ok.

  • 1/8

    LMAO! ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Birthing babies and getting married are not personal problems, dear. She consistently hijacks threads.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    NO I don’t! I do the same thing everyone else does. Tells stories. But it’s your blog so alright. I won’t say another personal thing on here ever. But how is it ok that the trolls can say whatever they like almost daily? Matter of fact it don’t matter. I will only comment on what is posted and that’s all.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No you’re not. Your passive aggressive behavior is a pattern. If you don’t like the subject, don’t click.

  • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

    Sandra, I’m not being….ok. It’s ok. And I am sorry. Like I said, it’s your blog and your rules.

  • Chellie141508

    Hahahahaha

  • Chellie141508

    Her blog her rules…

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I THINK YOU MEANT EXTINCT HERE

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you wonder what he’s trying to compensate for with this obsession he has for taking down virile wild beasts :tea:

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    A PR firm. Really? He might as well close up shop and sell for what he can get. Help him…he got the causcasian folk mad.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    That’s it. That’s all.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    did you just say a prayer for this shat though??? I hate yall! LMAO!!!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    She’s fishing. Whether it be insecurity, nosey rosey, or underhand, she’s still fishing.

  • 1/8

    Dr. Dumb-dumb just ruined his practice.

    I certainly couldn’t see myself patronizing a medical professional who is barbaric enough to murder animals and put their heads on a wall?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead*

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Bye Dub *tears*

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whitty?! I said this! This is some sick ish. It’s the thrill baby. It’s all about the thrill.

    His integrity is shot. He lies and feels ok doing it. He justifies like a crackhead trlling a lie and want you to believe the absurdities spewing forth from his mouth. No telling what else is lurking. I don’t trust this one. They need retrace his steps and see if there were disappearances or unsolved murders while they’re at it.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You see it too? Hmph.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Yaaaas. Add trips to purchase people, deflower children, and other sick and depraved acts, and I think you’re on to something.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Well

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Let me be Asina Pet Detective and blowdart his azz for sport and game.

  • i troll it like i see it

    read some of the yelp comments…those people were out for blood!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I did but I’m on my phone and didnt catch….thank you.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Don’t they always do that tho.

  • Jozie723

    I say the same thing about the cop that’s having his apartment protected by two dozen cops on horseback. You was billy bad a$$ at the traffic stop threatening to light folks up…. now u want protection. COWARDS.

  • Nik

    This guy was dead wrong, but so are the people who would prefer to take a human life over animal life. SMH.

  • No ma’am

    This is what he did to Cecil. And when Palmer got home he probably phucked the decapitated head while wearing the skinned fur. Sick Bastard. Die covered in herpes and rot in hell.

  • sunni_daze

    This is unacceptable. Just go around killing animals that pose not threat to just for fun. And allegedly this is what he does, hunt animals he is not suppose to hunt.

  • sunni_daze

    That’s exactly what you heard. He is an ANIMAL

  • Prettyreddbone?

    That’s what I thought. Every nature show I watched the lionesses did the hunting. With that said, it is sick that someone takes pleasure in killing for sport. I mean after you kill the King of the Jungle where does it go from there?

  • HisLovelyOne

    ????????

  • HisLovelyOne

    Why hang around his home and threaten his family? He’s not responsible for her death.

  • HisLovelyOne

    The way they stalked this lion is sickening. It reminds me of this movie that Ice T was in, where he was the prey. Rich people had a retreat where they hunted humans and killed them.

  • Sincerity7

    He need to hunt whoever is in this pic down though…

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    filed under “Dumb Ish rich white folk do”. Next…

  • Tammie Reed

    Its some real sickos out here in the world! Why in the heck would you kill an innocent animal just for kicks? If you bored with your money, I have a few charities you could have donated too, some folks I tell you! Smh!

  • side_i

    Well said !!

  • Aanelove

    The man (Theo) who organised it is a very good friend of my family. He is very wealthy I wonder what got into him because all hunting guides know Cecil. I grew up in Hwange (where Cecil resided in the National Park there). I would rather cry for Mufasa tho…90% of Zimbabweans didn’t know Cecil the Lion anyway.

  • eljjai

    Ms Rose, perhaps you could throw up a daily open thread and let people spill their business there, that way they can keep it the posts on topic.

    #justsuggesting

  • eljjai

    You win the internets today!

  • eljjai

    a teeny tiny part of him feel better when he does these things.

  • Carla

    Kill him. He’s a piece of s h i t. Worthless scum

  • Carla

    He’s the lowest form of man, right along with child molesters and rapists

  • Carla

    Lol

  • Carla

    But they need him to protect the babies from other lions.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *cackles*

  • Carla

    Loser ass

  • Carla

    He got ALL folk mad!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good suggestion. I’ll consider it. Thanks.

  • toni walker

    This is a more important story than the Sandra Bland crap or black lives matter. I do not eat meat period and animals are our most precious thing.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    NO PROBLEM!

  • TheRealLee

    This is very disturbing. What he did to Cecil the lion after he killed him is beyond words. His house must be a menagerie of animals remains and his psychological profile reads like an almanac of bad acts. I don’t know where on Earth he can breath easy. I hope everyone is critical of anyone that invites him as guest on a talk show or reality tv. Talking to you Oprah and Phil.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :ghost:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Remember that old movie with Ice Tea? :eek:

  • barbeez

    Now the lions cubs will be eaten by the other male lions and the mothers will most likely get killed while trying to protect them. What the hell was this idiot thinking. I swear I hate him.

  • Vagirl

    people all up in arms about him shooting a lion…they have more concern about a lion than human life…sigh……

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    It scared me on so many levels cuz the even scarier truth is.its quit possibly happening FOR REAL!and becuz the homeless in most cases are viewed as less and non relivant. They cud go missing…and just who wood care?the world we live in!

  • HisLovelyOne

    Exactly it’s a great possibility.

  • hottlanta

    White man goes to Africa and get black folks over here to work for free with no benefits 7 days a week as slaves. If we mention slavery white people and some black folks tell us to get over it and they are not outraged. White man goes to Africa and kills lion and everyone is so outraged they are closing down his business as to where his innocent employees will be out of a job and they don’t care.

  • hottlanta

    It is. PBS has had several series on it. One fool wanted a lion so bad he shot the lion within 10 feet of him, Why do you think they stopped taking ivory from elephants. The white man was making the elephants extinct. When I saw the stockpile I said wow. Yall need to check out PBS more often they be off the chain.

  • Hmmm~?

    That photo is beyond sickening. How can you do that to an innocent animal, just doing what it’s supposed to, in it’s own habitat? That’s just terrible man. Ugh.

  • Sexy CJ

    R.I.P…………….Cecil……………..

  • hottlanta

    Naw it reminded me how George Zimmerman stalked Trayovon Martin when he was coming back from the store with some Skittles and Iced Tea minding his own business. Even the operator told him to stay in the car but he didn’t he kept stalking that young man.

  • mzwhang90210

  • mzwhang90210

    I was under the impression that Yelp reviews couldn’t be bought or paid for.

    I’ve left some negative reviews on there about 5 star places that I visited and was less than impressed with..and my negative (oftentimes scathing reviews) weren’t removed.

    I dunno tho..you could have a point.

  • mzwhang90210

    Meanwhile folks are sitting in his Minnesota office..waiting on root canals and crowns…and he’s in Africa bribing guides and ambushing lions???
    Somebody call Medi-Cal…

  • LesBiTru

    Really…. #Blacklivesmatter how about let’s value them? The lion’s important, but damn that lion..my people are getting killed everyday! Sandra Bland will get her justice regardless of your opinion.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Nothing is off limits to a white predator. It appears ape-hybrid Caucasians have freedom to kill whomever and whatever they want–wherever they go.

    What is Babalawo Robert Mugabe going to do about this since it occurred in his territory?

  • fRAktal Reality

    <<—This sounds like a degenerative, parasitic, ape-hybrid KRAKKA who's VERY attuned to his/her innate animal gene ratios.

  • fRAktal Reality

    Well…he can’t help what is encoded in his ANIMAL-HYBRIDIZED DNA. Caucasians PRESERVE their CRIMINAL HERITAGE and violent-Caucasian-DNA behaviors by inflicting pain and harming others. It is a REQUIREMENT and natural to recessive gene codes.

  • fRAktal Reality

    What’s up with the pic, Jenie? What’s the ruse?

  • aRoth

    ……and cops that kill unarmed black men, women and children. #blklivesmatter

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “I was under the impression that Yelp reviews couldn’t be bought or paid for.”
    ^^^^^^^
    Most of the businesses on Yelp pay Yelp for “advertising” so they are protected from negative reviews. I left a 1 star review for an apartment complex, and Yelp buried my review under “Not recommended”

  • jakesgranni

    I would know a small bit of satisfaction if I read someone actually kills him.

  • jakesgranni

    I would know a small bit of satisfaction if I read someone actually kills him.

  • Ben Dover

    A PR firm is not going to help you cocksucker.

  • abby-o

    I blame the people that accepted the 55000…they sold cecil head to the man.. not knowing it was going to be a slow news week and the world would pay attention… most parts of the world money could buy whatever u want

  • Joe Who

    And we don’t care. I would browse on here n yall talking like yall at a bar b q. Ghetto.
    Nobody wants to hear all that ish And the ones who do it cant hold a conversation about politics, education

  • Joe Who

    Yes you do with your OFF TOPIC

    And she going to get the job over ur dumb ass anyway cause you on here all day long. Ain’t no way u being productive.

  • Joe Who

    You guys call people crazy who check yaw dumb asses
    Then ya go actn all innocent

  • Joe Who

    NO ONE CARES SHUT UP ALREADY

  • Joe Who

    Please do. I know we don’t see eye to eye but please take your blog back. This ghetto stuff on here!