Mia Farrow, along with pretty much everyone else on the Internet, is outraged over the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. But Farrow took her anger a step further on Wednesday, tweeting the address of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who has admitted to slaying Cecil, to more than 650,000 followers.
The tweet, which has since been deleted, contained the address of Palmer's dental practice, which is easily obtained through a Google search or by visiting the practice's Yelp page (which has been overrun with comments related to Cecil). But many Twitter users assumed Farrow was publicizing Palmer's home address.
Palmer, a trophy hunter who has a wife and two children, has been forced to close his dental practice in the wake of becoming arguably the most reviled person in America. Officials in Zimbabwe are seeking to charge him with poaching.
Cecil was a 13-year-old lion who was beloved among locals and tourists and had been outfitted with a GPS tracker as part of an ongoing Oxford University research study. In early July, Palmer paid more than $50,000 to two local guides, who helped him lure Cecil out of Hwange National Park with bait and then shoot him with a crossbow. The animal was then tracked for 40 hours before being killed with a gun, skinned and decapitated.
The two Zimbabweans who helped Palmer were arrested and charged with poaching, but were released on bail this week. They've both said that they didn't realize the lion they were tracking was Cecil until it was too late.
I hope that #WalterPalmer loses his home, his practice & his money. He has already lost his soul...— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) July 28, 2015
...When he dies, I hope someone mounts his ugly ass head to the wall. #WalterPalmer is a COWARD.— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) July 28, 2015
It's not for food. It's not the shooting, or tin cans would do. It must just be the thrill of killing. Mental. http://t.co/0fjtXoC1ML— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) July 28, 2015
Palmer apologized for the kill this week and said in a statement that he believed the hunt was "legal and properly handled." He has not been charged with any wrongdoing; however, he has a prior felony conviction for illegally killing a black bear in Wisconsin in 2006.