"We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate via the Zimbabwe authorities and also to extradite Wtransform Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government"s research," the petition reads.

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Following PETA’sdemand also for justicein the wake of Cecil the Lion’s fatality, a White Housage petition demanding Cecil’s killer — a Minnesota dentist called Wchange Palmer— be extradited to Zimbabwe has actually accrued 100,000 signatures and also reached its signature goal in just sooner or later.

Opened on Tuesday, the petition asks for the Secretary of State and Attorney General to take action and also have actually Palmer “challenge justice” for his actions.



“Cecil the Lion, a resident of Zimbabwe’s nationwide park, and an nationwide icon was poached and also eliminated this week. Media reports in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and also elsewhere have determined Amerihave the right to Wtransform Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, MN as the poacher,” the petition reads. “He is alleged to have lured Cecil from the safety of the nationwide park to kill him. Two of Palmer’s neighborhood accomplices are currently in custody. Zimbabwe authorities currently actively seeking Palmer in link through this incident.”


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“We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Wchange Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government’s repursuit.”

Over the course of one day, the petition amassed over 100,000 signatures, reaching its goal initially targeted for Aug. 27. At this time, petitioners are still continuing to sign.

According to WhiteHouse.gov, when a petition surpasses 100,000 signatures through this main petitioning platdevelop, the White House is compelled to respond.

A separate, Care2 petition has actually amassed virtually 500,000 signatures,asking the Zimbabwean federal government “to stop issuing hunting permits to kill intimidated pets.”

July 29, 5:22 p.m. — Updated to reflect that the petition has actually got to its signature goal.

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