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Betty White is furious about the killing of Cecil the lion

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Betty White is the latest celebrity to condemn the killing of Cecil the lion.

“You don’t want to hear some of the things I want to do to that man,” White told The Associated Press on Thursday. “It’s such a heartbreaker. You can’t even talk about it, and to see this king of the jungle and personifying it in every way, this gorgeous creature. How can somebody do that?”

White, 93, has long been an animal activist. Notably, she has donated to the Los Angeles Zoo and serves on its Board of Trustees. 

Earlier this week, Jimmy Kimmel discussed the killing of Cecil during the Tuesday edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, saying: “I’m honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that. How is that fun? Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things that are stronger than you?”

Neither White’s nor Kimmel’s words went as far as Mia Farrow’s, though. The actress posted the business address of Cecil’s killer, Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer. She later deleted her tweet.

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