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Cecil the lion outshines Obama

Accused dentist closes his doors

There is international outrage over the killing of Zimbabwean Cecil the lion, by a dentist from Minnesota in the US. There appears to be hundreds of protesters outside his practice - forcing the dentist to close his practice.

Camilla Bath, standing in for Stephen Grootes on the Midday Report, spoke to EWN's US correspondent, Nadia Neophytou, who gives us the reaction around the killing of Cecil internationally.

Nadia says that people in the US have been railed up feeling that this was a cruell act. From ordinary citizens to celebrities and activists. The dentist has apparently sent messages to his patients saying that he is unable to see them due to the media attention around this incident. He has reiterated that he did what he thought was a legal killing.

Reacting to the news, an upset Jimmy Kemmel says he is confused that anyone would kill an animal ‘for fun’.

Listen to Nadia's report below:

Cecil outshines Obama

Earlier this morning, John spoke to Founder of Untold Africa, Peter Borchert and Correspondent JJ Cornish about the killing of Cecil the Lion.

Borchert said that he was appalled by the killing of Cecil the lion and stands firmly against trophy hunting.

This has unsettled the entire balance of the lion society on that area, probably for some time. There will be fights, males will spot the gap and probably kill small cubs.

Peter Borchert, Founder of Untold Africa

Listen to the full conversation below:

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