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Fact or Fiction: Man who killed Cecil the lion named to wildlife conservation panel?

Posted at 1:29 PM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 16:29:07-04

WASHINGTON D.C. (KGTV) -- Did President Trump appoint the man who killed a beloved lion to a wildlife conservation panel?

In 2015, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. The incident sparked outrage over international trophy hunting.

President Trump did not name Palmer to a wildlife conservation panel, however, the President did name ten members of the trophy-hunting lobby group “Safari Club International” to the panel.

The group has roughly 50,000 members, including Palmer.