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JIMMY KIMMEL CHOKES UP DURING HIS BROADCAST BUT NOT BECAUSE OF CECIL THE LION

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Kimmel (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel choked up during last night’s broadcast in which he talked about the killing in Zimbabwe of Cecil, the lion, by an American dentist. He said that when he first heard the news, he had hoped that the killer was not American.

A video of the show’s Cecil segment immediately went viral and advocates for the prevention of cruelty to lions used it to express their outrage over the incident which has gained international attention.

However, Kimmel’s publicist clarified that the television host choked up not because of Cecil, but because of the hundreds, if not thousands of human beings killed each day in America — especially unarmed black men –and in other countries where extra judicial killings are not uncommon.

“Kimmel is very much a man who is not easily affected emotionally by  stories of animals being hunted and killed by poachers,” his publicist said. “It’ll take hundreds of lions killed at any one time before Kimmel would shed a tear,” he added.

The publicist appealed to netizens to stop re-posting the video because “it is hurting Kimmel’s reputation as a tough and unbiased journalist.”

IF CONVICTED, AMERICAN DENTIST WHO KILLED LION FACES TEETH EXTRACTION

imageHARARE, Zimbabwe (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Zimbabwe authorities say that a Minnesota dentist is responsible for slaying one of the country’s most beloved lions.

On Tuesday, The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said in a statement that Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minn., paid at least $50,000 to track and kill the animal.

The conservation group and Zimbabwe authorities said that Palmer ultimately killed Cecil, a protected lion and one of the most famous animals at the  Hwange National Park. Cecil was fitted with a GPS collar and tracked by the Oxford University research program, according to a statement from Johnny Rodrigues, the chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

Charges of poaching are being readied against Palmer.

Zimbabwe takes its anti-poaching laws very seriously. There is an obscure law in Zimbabwe that gives authorities the liberty to determine the appropriate penalties for those convicted of poaching.

If convicted, Palmer will face a very hefty fine plus extraction of his entire set of teeth. Who says the law doesn’t have teeth?  Or is this a case of “an eye for eye; a tooth for a tooth?”