A professional hunter in Zimbabwe defended himself Wednesday against charges stemming from his role in the killing of a well-known lion known as Cecil, saying the accusations were frivolous and wrong.
Theo Bronkhorst, who helped American dentist Walter Palmer hunt Cecil with a bow and arrow, said there would have been no outrage had he killed any other lion in the same circumstances.
“It’s been a traumatic experience and I wish it was over,” he told journalists outside court in Hwange, Zimbabwe.
The hunter appeared in magistrate’s court to answer charges by Zimbabwean authorities that he failed to prevent an illegal lion hunt. Zimbabwean...