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Walter Palmer, The Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion, Takes Early Lead For Most Offensive Halloween Costume Of 2015!

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This is awful…

Dr. Walter Palmer has been in the news all summer after he killed the beloved Cecil the Lion during an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe.

Now, Costumeish.com has made a Halloween costume commemorating Cecil and Dr. Palmer, complete with a severed lion's head and a shirt with fake blood splatter and dental tools.

Ugh, how revolting!

[ Related: Is Palmer Heading Back To Dentistry By Now, Or What? ]

The disturbing costume retails for $60, a small price to pay for alienating all your friends.

On the bright side of this dark-ass story, the company says they are donating 15% of the proceeds to the African Wildlife Foundation's "Justice for Cecil" — so that's something!

What would U say to someone wearing the Dr. Walter Palmer costume this October??

[Image via Costumeish.com]

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Watch A TINY Week-Old Puppy Get Rescued After Spending 10 Hours Trapped In A Sewage Pipe — All Thanks To A Drug Bust??

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This is so heartwarming!!

A days-old puppy was rescued in Phoenix, Arizona late Thursday night from a drainage pipe after it had been trapped inside of it for ten hours!

[ Related: Bye Felicia! Watch A Seal Escape A Great White Shark! ]

The puppy, part of a litter of dogs that had been roaming around a yard at a home where police were serving a drug-related search warrant, was found in the pipe after the cops noticed two of its siblings dead, and two others in good health with their mother.

A plumbing company was called in addition to the Arizona Humane Society, and the plumbers eventually sent a small camera down the pipe, finding the puppy 23 feet deep!!

After nearly twelve hours on the job, though, the pup was rescued, and AHS spokeswoman Bretta Nelson was relieved at the very unique case:

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Real Housewives Star Breaks Down In Emotional Plea Video!

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Fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills know Ken Todd as Lisa Vanderpump's stern and stoic husband.

But the reality TV star breaks down in tears in a new video protesting China's barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

An estimated 10-15,000 dogs are slaughtered and eaten each year during the 10-day festival. There are some reports that pets are even kidnapped from their owners for their meat. How terrible!

[ Related: Horrifying Tales From The Yulin Dog Meat Festival ]

Lisa and Ken are outspoken animal rights activists, and his passion really comes through in this video. Ch-ch-check out his (and Giggy's) emotional plea (below):

Lisa echoed her husband's sentiments, telling us exclusively:

"I cannot sleep at night knowing we are condoning this. And we are condoning it if we don't actively fight against it. They beat these poor animals and sever their limbs and inject adrenaline to get more tender meat. It's only been going on for a few years so it's not this ancient tradition we have to put up with. And we shouldn't."

They plan on holding a peaceful protest march to the L.A. Chinese consulate on October 4th, which also happens to be World Animal Day.

We support ending any cruel and barbaric behavior towards any animals. Stop Yulin Forever!

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Zimbabwe Finally Charges Those Involved In Cecil The Lion's Death!

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Before we get your hopes up, no, it's not the dentist. But at least someone is paying for the vicious slaying!

Cecil the Lion has led to one of the most controversial stories of the year when he was shot and killed by Dr. Walter Palmer in Zimbabwe last month, but it seems like he's finally getting some justice.

That's because Zimbabwean prosecutors charged Honest Ndlovu, the man who owned the land where Cecil was killed, for allowing an illegal hunt on his land on Tuesday.

[ Related: Celebs React To The Heinous Murder Of Cecil The Lion ]

Honest's role in Cecil's death could get him either a year in jail or a $400 fine, while Theo Bronkhorst, another hunter who aided Dr. Palmer in the tracking, has also been charged for failing to stop the illegal hunt.

And while it looks like Dr. Palmer will never face any legal ramifications for his part in the murder, hopefully his reputation will negatively affect his role in his recently reopened dentistry practice.

If anything, at least Cecil's death has led to tougher hunting regulations for lions, elephants, and leopards in the area.

Rest in peace, Cecil.

[Image via Facebook.]

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Walter Palmer's Dental Practice Reopens In Minnesota — But Where Is Cecil The Lion's Killer??

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He's baa-aaack!

Ok, not quite… but Dr. Walter Palmer's dental practice is back open after being closed for a month and serving patients in Bloomington, Minnesota — even though Palmer is still in hiding!

[ Video: Jimmy Kimmel Gets Choked Up Talking About Cecil The Lion! ]

The dentist, who infamously shot Cecil the Lion last month in Zimbabwe, has been out of the public eye ever since worldwide condemnation across the Internet and elsewhere pointed at him for his questionable hunting practices.

Now though, River Bluff Dental, the practice Palmer operates with another dentist and a staff of employees and assistants, has reopened — and staff has made a statement about their work:

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The Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Got Busted For Illegally Killing A Black Bear — And The Disturbing Pics Will Make You Hate Him Even More!

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Maybe Dr. Walter Palmer is just as bad as we all think.

He claimed ignorance over the legality of hunting and killing Cecil the Lion, but it's tough to give him the benefit of the doubt when new information like this keeps coming to light!

On Friday morning, it was revealed that Palmer took place in a hunt several years ago in Wisconsin that illegally took the life of a black bear.

[ Related: Disney Animator Of The Lion King Drew A Stunning Tribute To Cecil ]

Apparently, Palmer had a permit to hunt a black bear in a specific county in Wisconsin — only he ended up shooting and killing the animal more than 40 miles away in another county.

And when his hunting guides called him on it, Palmer attempted to buy them off, offering $20,000 to lie and say the bear was shot in a legal area. The guides didn't buy it, and they turned him in to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who promptly handed down a fine and felony probation to the dentist.

And now, we've got the pictures of Palmer's illegal bear hunt. Check out the disturbing pics (below) but be warned — they are graphic:

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Disney Animator Of The Lion King Drew A Stunning Tribute To Cecil The Lion — Check Out The Image & Time-Lapse Video HERE!

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This is BEYOND perfect!

By now, most everyone has heard about the heinous act of killing Cecil the Lion and we've even seen a range of celebrity reactions, whether it's getting choked up like Jimmy Kimmel or outraged liked Betty White!

But Aaron Blaise, a Disney animator on the film The Lion King and a massive animal lover himself, was just as disgusted! However, he decided to take his frustration and use it to pay tribute to Cecil by creating a BEAUTIFUL image that reminds us of one of the more memorable moments of Disney feature films.

[ Related: Cecil The Lion Beanie Baby Released By Ty! ]

Blaise wrote of the the tragic event and his feelings on the matter:

"I am a HUGE animal lover an it drives me crazy when I see these beautiful creatures destroyed for no good reason. When I heard the news about Cecil I got inspired to create a tribute image. It's not much but hopefully it will make people think."

Ch-ch-check out the image (below) in a time-lapse video of Blaise creating the gorgeous image!

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