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Walter Palmer May Not Face Charges For Killing Cecil The Lion, But The Next Trophy Hunter Might — Here's Why!

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Walter Palmer may not be facing criminal charges — at least, in America — for killing Cecil the Lion, but perhaps the next hunter will!

That's because four Democratic senators announced on Friday that they are introducing a bill named after Cecil to to extend preventing importing and exporting animal trophies to include more species that are nearly endangered, like lions.

[ Related: Celebs React To Cecil The Lion's Death ]

The senators, Bob Menendez (N.J.), Cory Booker (N.J.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Ben Cardin (Md.), believe that the Endangered Species Act doesn't go far enough to prevent importing senseless trophies of threatened species, and are seeking to amend that with the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act!

Senator Menendez said in a statement:

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Alleged Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Has Pleaded Not Guilty To All Charges

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Dylann Roof has pleaded not guilty.

The accused gunman in last month's tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina has pleaded not guilty to all federal charges.

According to authorities, Dylann Roof had confessed to shooting and killing nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on June 18.

The alleged murderer's lawyer admitted that the 21-year-old actually wanted to plead guilty to all 33 federal charges. However, the attorney said he couldn't allow his client to do so.

The counsel explained that he couldn't advise Dylann since the government is still deciding whether or not it will seek the death penalty for his accused crimes.

We hope that whatever the government decides, justice is served on behalf of all the victims and their families. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.

[Image via Charleston Police Department.]

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Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife Is Suing Him For Assault, Emotional Distress, & Defamation Over That Alleged Attack Two Years Ago!

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Terrence allegedly punched, choked, and threatened Michelle Ghent.

Yikes!

Terrence Howard isn't done with Michelle Ghent — but we're not talking about a rekindled romance! The Empire star is being sued by his ex-wife over an alleged assault from two years ago!

Back in 2013, the 46-year-old and his former flame took a reunion trip to Costa Rica, where Michelle claims her ex punched her in the face, choked her, and threatened to kill her! Woah!

At the time, she walked away with a temporary restraining order, but now she says that's not enough.

She has filed a lawsuit against Terrence for assualt, defamation, and two different types of emotional distress — both negligent and intentional.

Some of the stuff in the legal docs sounds pretty serious, especially the part that mentioned the actor's son, Billy, had to intervene to get his father away from Michelle:

"While Billy tried to pry Defendant's hands from Plaintiff's neck, Defendant whispered to Plaintiff, 'Remember what I told you in Bora Bora? That is what I'm gonna do,' referring to a prior instance where Defendant told Plaintiff that her body would never leave the island. Plaintiff interpreted the reference to mean that Defendant was going to kill her."

What the what?!

It'll be interesting to see how this plays out, since Terrence denied the whole thing back in the day. What do U think about the scary situation, Perezcious readers?

[Image via WENN.]

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Animal Cruelty Karma: 5 Times Justice Was Served In The End!

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***WARNING: GRAPHIC CASES OF ANIMAL CRUELTY BELOW***

What goes around, comes around!

We can't believe that we live in a world where humans feel the need to viciously murder other living creatures, and Cecil the Lion is just the latest case of animal cruelty in the news.

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil, may still be in hiding, but we're hoping that he will have to eventually face poaching charges in Zimbabwe once he resurfaces.

[ Related: Cecil's Bones To Make Anti-Poaching Memorial ]

However, even though Walter has yet to face any immediate legal ramifications for his crime, you can take solace knowing that his vicious slaying has caused his Minnesotan dental practice to close.

But if you're like us and enjoy seeing people who harm animals get what's coming to them, then you're in luck, because we've put together a list of five high profile animal rights cases where justice was served!

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