Global Outrage and Worldwide Outpouring Over Death of Cecil the Lion

American dentist accused of killing beloved cat closes his practice and is in hiding as many voice concern over the way the lion was killed.
1:22 | 07/30/15

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growing outrage here at home and a new message from the American dentist who killed that beloved lion, luring him from a wildlife sanctuary and shot him. Dr. Palmer posing with that lion. That's the sign outside his office door tonight saying you are a coward and a killer. Reporter: Tonight, the Minnesota dentist who paid $55,000 to kill this majestic lion is still in hiding. Protesters are gathering outside his practice. Dr. Walter palmer says that he deeply regrets killing this lion. Sending his patients a letter, noting,"I don't often talk about hunting with my patients because it can be a divisive and emotionally charged topic." In Zimbabwe today, his two african guides had a court appearance on poaching charges. Each of them could face ten years in prison. On Twitter, bipartisan outrage. Last night jimmy Kimmel choked up, urging viewers to support the oxford researchers who have been studying Cecil and his pride. If you want to make this into a positive, you can -- sorry. Reporter: Today the researchers said the response is huge. My telephone and e-mail has been absolutely red hot. Reporter: A worldwide outpouring for this lion. David Wright, ABC news, new York.

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