Walter Palmer: By Day - Meek and Mild Dentist. But On Vacation: Conqueror of Beasts of The Jungle!

Stephen Arch


Don't have to write much in this post - speaks for itself.


Mild-mannered Walter Palmer - by day - filling cavities, cleaning teeth, giving root canals, making bridges, pulling teeth.  But, during vacation, super animal killer!  Guess he takes all of his dental frustrations out on animals. Only $50,000 dollars a kill.  

But on vacation

But on "vacation," this meek, mild tooth cleaner becomes "Walter the Magnificent" - able to kill an animal with a single arrow or gun shot.  Aaaargh!  Luring them into his lair and shooting them at night!  The great white hunter! Note:  If he is your dentist, DO NOT MAKE HIM ANGRY.  You just might be the next trophy on his wall.

Minneapolis, Minnesota residents must pay their dentists a lot of money.  

$50,000 a hunt? Plus plane fair, lodging, food, bullets, rifles, bows, arrows (and he claims he hunts because "he's not a golfer").  Yeah.  Well, I guess not!  Golfing is much more innocent and definitely not $50K a round. According to the reports of his most recent killing of Cecil the lion, he's not a very good shot, either.  Had to chase poor Cecil for 40 hours to find him and then eventually kill him, skin him, and cut his head off (and add to that trying to "hide" the GPS he found around the lion's neck?)  If you add up the cost of the photos below, that's roughly $300,000 worth of dead animals alone - not to mention the others that are not shown.


According to Tom Cleary in "Walter Palmer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know." Published 10:49 am EDT, July 28, 2015  

(Please check out and Tom Cleary's site.  Interesting stuff)

They went hunting at night with a spotlight and they spotted Cecil,” Johnny Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, told The Guardian. “They tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park and they scented an area about half a kilometre from the park.

Rodrigues said Palmer first shot Cecil with a crossbow, but it did not kill him. They then “tracked him down and found him 40 hours later” and shot him with a rifle, Rodrigues said. The lion’s head has not been found. Cecil was originally believed to have been killed by a Spanish poacher. 

And this, according to David Jones at

A couple of things up front that I believe about hunting:

First, I think hunting for meat is essential and beneficial. It's needed to keep the numbers of plentiful animals like whitetail deer in check in an era when they no longer have natural predators such as the cougars who roamed the Appalachians centuries ago. And, in these days of factory farming, it's usually a more humane method of obtaining meat than the way your local supermarket does.

But What are we to think of this unfortunate twit dentist from suburban Minneapolis who was caught by the Internet doing what thousands of Americans do every year, killing for some sort of perverse pleasure? I guess it's up to all of our individual opinions about what is the difference between hunting and killing. This is mine:

I think a lot of hunters know the difference because they realize without irony that, other than strict vegetarians, we take part in killing animals every day. We just allow others to do it for us.

But what Walter Palmer did and what photos of him show he has done over and over is very different. They are cowards in need of some sort of extra-strength Viagra. And they are all over America.

Well said, Mr. Jones. 

  One of Walter Thomas' patients who complained about his dental bill?  HA. 

One of Walter Thomas' patients who complained about his dental bill?  HA.