A number of fashion notables are among the many who have taken to social media to shame Dr. Walter J. Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil, the beloved lion, during a hunt in Zimbabwe this month. In particular, the Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel, who hails from South Africa, and Behati Prinsloo, who is from Namibia, drew attention for the outraged comments they posted to Instagram.
Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Hwange National Park and shot and injured with an arrow. Two days later, he was killed by Dr. Palmer, who, reports say, paid $54,000 for the hunt. The lion was then beheaded and skinned.
Below, a selection of social media comments.