Famous Poacher Hunter Vows to Avenge Death of Cecil the Lion


A well-known American ex-marine turned “poacher hunter” has announced this morning that she would personally “hunt down” the poachers responsible for the death of Cecil the lion.

Kinessa Johnson from Yelm, Washington State, works for the Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VEPAW), training park rangers to catch and detain the wildlife killers. The organization was founded by an ex-Marine and is made up of former soldiers who signed up post-9/11.

“My intention is usually not to harm anyone; I don’t take pleasure in harming or killing poachers, but ultimately, it is the most efficient way to prevent poaching” she told local reporters.


Kinessa Johnson who works for the Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife (VEPAW), has vowed to “hunt down” the assassins of Cecil the lion

The Afghanistan veteran and specialist in intelligence operations says the murder of Cecil has tremendously affected her.

“I have met Cecil the lion a few times in recent years while helping Hwange National Park guards devise anti-poaching tactics. Cecil was like a family member to me, so this time, it’s definitely personal” she explained, visibly outraged by the whole affair.

The female veteran that has 27 poachers to date on her trophy list admits the case of hunting down Walter Palmer will be harder.

“As long as he is hiding in the US, there is not much that can be done, but poaching is punishable by death in Zimbabwe which relies heavily on the tourism industry. If we can get an international arrest warrant on his head and get full cooperation by American authorities to extradite him back here, you can trust me that Cecil will be avenged” she acknowledged.

Walter Palmer, a 55-year-old dentist from Minnesota was identified by the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe and police as the American facing poaching charges for the crossbow killing of Cecil, a well-known lion. The killing of endangered species is punishable by death in Zimbabwe since the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed in 2009.

7 Comments on "Famous Poacher Hunter Vows to Avenge Death of Cecil the Lion"

  1. linda fabiano | July 30, 2015 at 4:15 am | Reply

    I live in MN , let me know if there is anything I can do. I am worried that with time, people forget. I don’t want people to forget what happened to Cecil and I want this man to pay.

  2. Lisa Frascella | July 30, 2015 at 3:53 am | Reply

    I have heard that they , if convicted may only do a small amount of time,,,,I have not heard anything about death sentences…if that is the case I would wonder if that would be barbaric?? Wouldn’t a life sentence be more appropriate…have them serve time to deter the rest of these $$ rich freaks who feel they are entitled to this…death , yes is a very strong
    deterent, but aren’t we just compounding the violence and disregard for the life of man and animal….

  3. Tomislav Krantic | July 30, 2015 at 3:13 am | Reply

    Theo Bronkhurst, his son Zane and land concesionare on abroad Hwange park and Shayne Sissone, also invoved ! Kill them all ! I am coming to bush camp as soon as I found flight tickets to Harare and I ll go to Bulawayo !

  4. This is my kind of woman. I want those who kill animals for sport to be taken down and out. To me this behavior is as hideous as using children for sex.

  5. I would take his head and have it mounted as a trophy

    • Lynda Hackleton | July 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm |

      I would take that assholes head and throw it in the trash where it belongs

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