Cecil the Lion Allegedly Killed by U.S. Dentist: Celebs React

Alyssa Milano, Judd Apatow and more are speaking out following the tragedy

By Alyssa Toomey Jul 28, 2015 8:56 PMTags
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The Internet is outraged following the death of Cecil the Lion—and many celebrities are now speaking out on social media. 

Judd Apatow, Mayim Bialik and Olivia Wilde are among the handful of stars who are publicly expressing their anger after the death of the 13-year-old lion, who, according to CNN was allegedly killed in Zimbabwe by a foreign hunter. 

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force later identified the hunter as Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, who reportedly paid $55,000 to participate in the hunt. The conservation task force also stated on their Facebook page that Palmer first shot the lion, who was part of an Oxford University research project and wore a GPS collar, with a bow and arrow but that shot didn't kill Cecil. 

40 hours later, Palmer and professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst allegedly tracked the lion down and shot him with a gun. They tried and failed to destory the GPS collar; Cecil was beheaded and skinned. 

Here's a look at what celebs are saying: >

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Oh Cecil. I'm sorry.

Posted by Official Mayim Bialik Page on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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