Bloomington, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer is an international public enemy after reportedly paying more than $50,000 to kill Cecil the lion -- the most beloved animal in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. In his Tuesday night monologue, Jimmy Kimmel put his scope on Dr. Palmer, criticizing the dentist’s big game hunting habit.
“The big question is why are you shooting a lion in the first place?” Kimmel said. “I mean, I’m honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that. How is that fun? Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things? If that’s the case, they have a pill for that.”
Kimmel also clarified his overall stance on hunting.
“I’m not against hunting – if you’re hunting to eat or to help keep the animal population healthy or it’s part of your culture or something, that’s one thing,” Kimmel said. “But if you’re some A-hole dentist who wants a lion’s head over the fireplace in his man cave so his douche bag buddies can gather around it and drink scotch and tell him how awesome he is, that’s just vomitous.”
The monologue reached a crescendo when Kimmel became choked up with emotion in turning this negative into a positive. The host is steering people toward http://www.wildcru.org to donate to the wildlife preservation group who had previously been keeping track of Cecil the lion.
Watch it on YouTube at https://youtu.be/_LzXpE1mjqA