Xanda was 6 years old.
The death of Cecil, a rare black-maned lion, last year sparked an international outcry.
The boat was apparently outside Walter Palmer's vacation home when it was swiped.
Sea World will no longer breed killer whales; Armani discontinued its use of fur; Petco and PetSmart offer shelter dogs and no longer support puppy mills; Ringling Brothers has ended their use of elephants. The world is becoming a better place for animals.
Last Friday, in accepting the endorsement of the National Rifle Association ("NRA") at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, Trump touted his sons' gun rights credentials. He said "My sons have been members of the NRA for many, many years and they are incredible. They have so many rifles and so many guns sometimes even I get a little bit concerned. I say 'That's a lot.'"
US Provides Endangered Species Act Protections for African Lions -- Seeks to Avoid Sequel to Cecil Killing
In a move sure to be jarring to the worldwide trophy hunting industry, and that could gut South Africa's canned hunting industry, the United States signaled that it will classify the African lion as threatened or endangered across its entire range in Africa.
Donald Trump: Your Sons' Love For Hunting African Animals Has Nothing To Do With The Second Amendment
His apparent lack of understanding of the Second Amendment is just another indicator that Donald Trump Sr. may be more "show" and fluff than he is substance and knowledge.
But two more people still face charges related to Cecil's killing.
After committing my life to this battle for decades, it's deeply encouraging to see that the tragic death of one noble lion is resulting in global unification on an unprecedented scale behind one single united cause. So why be caught up in the hysteria of the Cecil tsunami, when there are so many other worthy causes?
Palmer was accompanied by his unpaid adviser, Minneapolis lawyer Joe Friedberg. I too am an attorney, and I have decided to become an unpaid consultant to the late Cecil the Lion. I will be his Dr. Doolittle and give him a voice in this interview.