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Jimmy Kimmel Fights Back Tears Over ‘Disgusting Tragedy’ of Cecil The Lion [VIDEO]

Jimmy Kimmel dedicated his monologue last Tuesday to the long painful death of Cecil a beloved, radio-collared Zimbabwean lion illegally killed in a trophy hunt by American dentist, Walter Palmer, breaking down as he suggested his audience make a donation to support the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit to “show the world that not all Americans are like this jackhole.” His monologue has had more than 7,304,064 views on YouTube since it was published 3 days ago. Here’s more about Cecil’s death from The Daily Mail:

“The hunter hunted: American dentist who paid $55,000 to kill Africa’s most famous lion goes into hiding and says he ‘did nothing wrong’ as Zimbabwe police demand to speak to him.

Dr. Walter J Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota , killed the famed lion on or around July 6 Palmer admitted in a statement that he was responsible for the death of the lion but said he was unaware it was protected.

The smiling hunter has previously been fined for lying over the location of where he killed a black bear in northern Wisconsin.

Social media and Yelp accounts of Dr. Palmer’s practice inundated with furious messages about the hunt.

Cecil the Lion, 13, was wounded by an arrow before he was tracked, shot dead, skinned and beheaded as a hunting trophy.

Chairman of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said “anyone convicted of involvement in the illegal hunt could face up to 15 years in prison.”

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