Professional Hunter Appears in Zimbabwe Court Over Cecil's Death

Theo Bronkhorst faces criminal charges for allegedly luring Cecil the lion out of the Hwange National Park; calls the charges against him "crazy" and "frivolous."
1:49 | 08/05/15

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Reporter: Professional hunter wore dark glasses to court. He lost his hunting license and now faces criminal charges for allegedly luring Cecil the lion out of the safety of hwange national park by dragging a dead animal from his car as bait. Speaking to reporters bronkhorst scoffed at the charges. I think it's frivolous and wrong. Crazy. It's crazy. Yeah, absolutely. Reporter: Zimbabwe authorities are still seeking the extradition of bronkhorst's client Dr. Wall Street wall Street Walter palmer. It now has 230,000 signatures and counting. But palmer is still in hiding. Vigilantes taking matters into their own hands. Vandalizing his Florida vacation home. And this morning, animal rights activists are also taking aim at the companies that facilitate big game trophy hunting by shipping home the horns and heads. If these guys cannot bring the trophy home they won't kill the animal in the first place. The #boycottups is gaining ground after it was said the company will still allow big game trophies saying, there are many items shipped in international commerce that may spark controversy. We avoid making judgments on the appropriateness of the contents. As for that professional hunter Theo bronkhorst this was just a preliminary hearing this morning, the whole thing over in minutes. The case is now continued until the end of September but the bigger question here, will Walter palmer have to go back to face the music? Unlikely, that's the answer that we're hearing. The U.S. Does have an extradition treaty with Zimbabwe but Robert mugabe's government is not exactly known to its commitment to due process so the U.S. Authorities may be unlikely to send them. Wildfires out west, 7,000

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