It comes after days of silence and not being seen in public. The dentist even disconnected his office phone.The firestorm over the death of Cecil is even reaching the White House.
More than 150,000 people have signed a White House petition demanding his extradition to Zimbabwe.
One of Dr. Palmer’s two guides, Theo Bronkhorst, has already been charged with illegally hunting Cecil. According to the guide, after slaughtering Cecil and cutting off his head as a trophy, Palmer wanted more blood.
Bronkhorst told The Daily Telegraph: “The client asked if we would find him an elephant larger than 63 pounds (the weight of one tusk) which is a very large elephant, but I told him I would not be able to find one so big, so the client left the next day and went to Bulawayo for the night and then flew out midday the following day."
Palmer has denied any wrongdoing in Cecil’s death.