Even after the world has condemned the killing of the Zimbabwean Lion, Cecil one of the Hunters has refused to accept any blame for his participation in the death of the animal.
According to The Independent, Theo Bronkhorst, a professional Zimbabwean hunter, told AFP on Friday he had done nothing wrong on the hunt for the famed lion and said that he was surprised to find the animal wearing a tracking collar when they found the body.
In a telephone interview with the international news agency, Mr Bronkhorst said: “I don’t believe I failed in any duties at all, I was engaged by a client to do a hunt for him and we shot an old male lion that I believed was past his breeding age. “I don’t think that I’ve done anything wrong,” he added
Mr Bronkhorst was employed by US dentist Walter Palmer, 55, to hunt and kill 13-year-old African lion, Cecil on July 1. The famed lion, was wearing a tracking collar as part of an Oxford University research project at the time of his death, The Independent reported.
He has since been arrested by the Zimbabwean authorities for his role in the now infamous hunt
Source: The Independent