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If you're in London, keep an eye out for a tiger-inspired art exhibition at Cafe Royal in September! ... See MoreSee Less
Brilliant artist JACKY TSAI has been #tigerinspired and generously donated a limited edition print of his stunning “FLYING TIGER 1943” to Save Wild Tigers for our upcoming BE INSPIRED exhibition at the Café Royal in September! Jacky, a leading Chinese pop artist, is passionate about the cause. He said: "Art has a magic power to inspire and connect people. As a London based Chinese Artist, I feel hugely responsible to be part of this campaign and send this important message to the global citizen, especially my fellow Chinese, that we potentially only have a decade to prevent the wild tiger from extinction." Jacky Tsai brings an original style and inventive approach to traditional materials and craftsmanship, clashing Eastern and Western cultural references in the process. The artist is known for his iconic floral skull creation that was used by fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Tsai works across various media, including sculpture, installation, and fashion. He has exhibited internationally in London, New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and is represented by the prestigious Fine Art Society in the UK. For more information visit www.jackytsai.com or www.savewildtigers.org
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Zimbabwe: Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say
Walter Palmer, the wealthy big-game hunter who killed a famous lion, could be headed back to Africa — if the Zimbabwe government has its way.
On Friday, officials in Zimbabwe said they intended to press ahead with a request to extradite Palmer for killing a lion known as Cecil just outside a sanctuary where the animal was protected. Later, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it had finally contacted Palmer, a dentist who had shuttered his practice in Minnesota a few days ago and disappeared.
The Fish and Wildlife agency’s law enforcement office said that a representative for Palmer “voluntarily reached out to the service” Thursday afternoon and that its “investigation is ongoing.”
The investigation could lead to charges under U.S. law. If Palmer is charged with similar offenses by Zimbabwe, that would clear the way for him to be extradited to that country under a treaty Zimbabwe entered into with the United States in July 1997. It calls for persons of interest to be extradited between the two countries in cases that include a conspiracy or attempt to commit a crime, aiding and abetting a crime, or being an accessory.
The extradition process cannot begin until Zimbabwe officially issues a charge and requests Palmer’s return. Oppah Muchinguri, the nation’s minister of the environment and climate, vowed to press charges in a Friday news conference in the capital, Harare.
“I have already consulted with the authorities within the police force who are responsible for arresting the criminal. We have certain processes we have to follow,” Muchinguri said, according to the Associated Press. “. . . The processes have already started.”
Legal experts said Palmer wouldn’t have a lot of options to fight a return to Zimbabwe to face trial. “Once Zimbabwe provides a charge, it depends on how fast the U.S. moves,” said Stephen Vladeck, an American University law professor who specializes in international affairs.
Full story at www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cecil-the-lions-killer-may-have-trouble-avoiding-e...
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Image: Dr Walter Palmer holding a dead leopard. ... See MoreSee Less
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