Janesville man mistaken for lion hunter is harassed

Published 10:18 am Tuesday, August 4, 2015

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A Wisconsin dentist with a name similar to the Minnesota man in hiding after killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe said he’s being harassed online and by phone.

Dr. Matt Palmer in Janesville said he’s had to change his phone number because of the harassing calls that began in the middle of the night last week. Walter Palmer is the Eden Prairie dentist accused of killing Cecil the lion, causing an international uproar over the animal’s death.

Matt Palmer said people are quick to judge, even though they may have misinformation. According to a press release, he said that before you click ‘send’ make sure you know what you’re doing and how that could impact someone’s life.

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