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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Very Emotional Over Cecil the Lion's Death, Likens Hunter to Bill Cosby (Video)

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Very Emotional Over Cecil the Lion's Death, Likens Hunter to Bill Cosby (Video)

Jimmy Kimmel got very emotional in a segment on Tuesday (July 28) when he discussed the killing of Cecil the Lion by an American dentist.

“According to the news, he hired a company. He flew to Zimbabwe. Two locals took him to the national park. They tied a dead animal to the back of the jeep to lure the lion out of the park because it’s illegal to shoot them in the park. They call it baiting. Once they got the lion out of the park, they put a spotlight on him and then the dentist shot Cecil with a bow and arrow. But the arrow didn’t kill the lion so they tracked him and 40 hours later shot him with a gun, skinned him, took the head and left the body there. Now, unfortunately for him, the researchers at Oxford who are tracking Cecil were able to trace the signal and find the carcass and the local authorities found the hunters who say they realized too late that they shot an animal with GPS. They tried to destroy the tracking collar but failed to do that, so they know who it was. The American hunter whose name is Walt Palmer is currently in hiding,” Jimmy said in the segment.

“The big question is: Why are you shooting a lion in the first place? I mean, I’m honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that. How is that fun? Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things that are stronger than you? If that’s the case, they have a pill for that. It works great! Just stay home and swallow it and you save yourself a lifetime of being the most hated man in America who never advertised JELL-O pudding on television,” Jimmy added, making a Bill Cosby reference.

Jimmy isn’t the only person outraged by this senseless killing – people all over the world have been sharing their reactions to the lion’s death on Twitter.

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Very Emotional Over Cecil the Lion

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  • Gala

    Ok for you . I love yours words.
    I,m sorry for the lion…ok,ok,ok,ok…

  • first and last post

    FVCK Walter Palmer and anyone who “loves” and finds pleasure in killing an innocent animal especially by luring them out of their protected haven for an outrageous $55,000, then to spend 40 hours to hunt the wounded lion down, then kill him off with a shotgun, skin him and behead him for your trophy wall is just absolutely wrong…WTF is going through your mind you callous son of a bitch…and a dentist to boot…why would anyone go to a dentist who is a “killer”…one can only hope he, in particular, pays for this outrageous act…he should know better…claiming he didn’t know…what a lame excuse for an educated man, who likely looked the other way to kill for what he claims is his “love”…aka a “love to KILL.” How can someone love taking away a life yet be in the health profession…it is totally contrary to “helping others.”
    Your patients should be ashamed of you and go elsewhere…you are using their money to support your brutal sport killing. Hope you get a nasty retribution that NO MONEY can buy back for this heinous action… you low-life, Dr. Walter Palmer. Maybe someone will shoot you with a bow and arrow, hunt you down, skin you and cut your head off for their trophy wall…how would you like that DR. Palmer…a.s.s.hole.

  • smooshy

    I am RAGING over the murder of Cecil and how cruelly it was done. Dr. Palmer needs to man the fvck up, come out of hiding and face the consequences. Cecil had a GPS collar; they knew who he was. I hate everyone involved in murdering this glorious creature.

  • smooshy
  • Kim Coffey

    Thanks to Jimmy for bringing this story to late night, all everyone talked about was Donald Trump. I hope this will help bring and keep
    attention to this despicable sport

  • NeverEclipsed81

    Bravo Jimmy. I am also curious to know why humans find that stuff fun. It is killing an animal, intentionally causing suffering. I get that we eat meat, and it’s not pretty when animals die for that, but to do it JUST for fun is a new level of wrong.

  • Jenny from the flop

    That doctor was probably jealous of the lion’s beautiful natural white teeth #NoBleach 💅🏻

  • nicky

    The trophy hunting needs to stop! It should be illegal! Why kill lions, zebras, leopards, rhinos, elephants etc.? It is not like there is a million of them…It is so sad. Humans are the worst and so cruel. These trophy hunters are poor excuse of a men/women. The likes of Walter Palmer and Kendall Jones must be stopped! I am furious and want to cry when I see a picture of an asshole smiling victoriously over a dead wild animal. What makes them think that killing a wild animal is allright? It doesn’t make them stronger, they are not any more men after shooting a wild animal with a gun! They are cowards..I don’t care if the lion was famous or not, why kill any lion? it is not for meat, there is no use of a dead you beheaded it and hang it in your living room? Do you feel like a king? Why doesn’t any government makes something about it? Why isn’t there a law that bans trophy hunting? I am afraid that someone is going to do something about it, but it will be too late and there will be no animals to protect and I dont want my children to be able only to read about these animals in books and not to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat, just because assholes with money are allowed to kill them..What can we do about it to stop it??

  • Christopher I. Gomes

    #allanimalsmatter I don’t eat meat, I eat chicken. But this is so bad. I am a leo, and killing animals, for just fun, for no exact purpose or to feed your family is just stupid. Killing things, people, is just gross. If that were a human being, we would be outraged, these animals, are in their habitat, why are you bothering them.

  • Imagineerie

    What a slimy, conniving PoS! I hope his life is ruined over this.

  • Lo Mo

    dont pretend he was te first american to kill ruthelessly and pointlessly an animal in a safari
    he was just unlucky to have shot a gps-ed one
    while you’re typing, there’s already another american lawyer, dentist, real estate agent shooting another lion ’cause they all have booked dates in africa. onlynow they will take care of te tracker more.

    the world doesn’t happen within your four walls

  • 1MzLiz

    In an entertainment world where people are concerned only about #1, Jimmy Kimmel is the ‘man’. Thanks Jimmy, you’re the best.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Well, the lion wounded and trapped and killed and scared many animals in his lifetime. It was his turn. Karma.