Three months after rabid anti-hunters relentlessly persecuted Minnesota big-game hunter Walter Palmer for killing a named lion while on safari in Africa, the Zimbabwean government has announced Palmer did not break any laws and will face no charges.
“We approached the police and then the prosecutor general, and it turned out that Palmer came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order,” said Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, the environment minister, told reporters. The professional hunter who guided Palmer and a game park manager could still face charges.
After the lion hunt was made public—but before all important information was known—anti-hunters around the world ruthlessly attacked Palmer on social media, and many even hatefully picketed outside his dental office, forcing him to leave his practice for six weeks. It remains to be seen whether those vocal anti-hunters will apologize to Palmer now that it has been learned he broke no laws.