Coincidentally, Donald Trump Jr. sparked international outrage last year for taking a similar ram during a hunt in the same month. It is not known whether the hunters knew each other or hunted together in the remote region of Western Mongolia.
The other hunters posted photos of the dead ram – but took care to crop Palmer’s face in order to protect the dentist who killed the ram with a crossbow – the same method he killed Cecil the Lion in. a hunt in Zimbabwe.
“To trophy hunters, going to Mongolia to kill a magnificent endangered ram is an absolute scandal,” said Dr. Teresa Telecky, vice president of wildlife at the Humane Society International, at the Daily Mirror.
“The argali ram is an endangered species, so the idea that these animals can be killed for pleasure is abhorrent. The murder of Cecil the lion five years ago caused international shock. But it is clear that the massacre for kicking continues. It is time for the law to arrest wildlife killers by banning trophy hunting. ”
Mongolia allows hunting of animal trophies – at a high price.
“The right to kill an argali is controlled by an opaque permit system which experts say is mainly based on money, relationships and politics,” said ProPublica.
Palmer is said to have traveled to Mongolia last August with his passionate friend and colleague, Canadian Brent Sinclair.
“When Cecil died, Walter took a back seat,” an insider told The Mirror. “But he has been hunting since his childhood. It is a way of life for him. Walter has undertaken several hunts since Cecil’s death. … The trip to Mongolia was his idea. The ram was on his list of hunts he wanted to complete. ”
Palmer’s trophy is not hung on his wall because the American customs have not yet granted him a permit for it to be exported from Mongolia.
Palmer does not have the trophy for his other big bow hunt, Cecil, whose head and body were taken by Zimbabwe police.
“I have booked more hunting trips with this guy in the past 20 years than I can count. Together, we have traveled to many parts of the world, ”Sinclair said of the driller killer on his Facebook page in publications that are now private or deleted.
Sinclair mentioned that the two killed an elephant, but said that the ride in Mongolia was “at the top of the summit and difficult to beat … Thanks, Amigo (Palmer) for the adventure … look forward to our next,” according to the Mirror.
When the Mirror caught up to Palmer and asked for comments, the dentist angrily rushed into his Porsche.
Palmer was also with Sinclair and the Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst when they illegally lured Cecil out of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe before killing the famous lion.
“Palmer, hidden in a tree, was armed with arrows” of acute lethality “”, according to information published in the Post. After being struck with the first arrow, he allegedly put Cecil 10 to 12 painful and painful hours to die.