Zim­babwe ac­cuses 1 more Amer­i­can of lion killing

The China Post - - INTERNATIONAL - BY FARAI MUTSAKA

Zim­babwe has ac­cused an Amer­i­can doc­tor of il­le­gally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to ex­tra­dite another Amer­i­can who killed a well-known lion named Ce­cil in July.

Jan Casimir Seski of Mur­rysville, in the eastern state of Penn­syl­va­nia, shot the lion with a bow and arrow near Hwange Na­tional Park, with­out ap­proval and on land where it was not al­lowed, said Zim­babwe’s Na­tional Parks and Wildlife Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity.

Landowner Head­man Sibanda was ar­rested and is as­sist­ing po­lice, it said.

Seski, a gy­ne­co­log­i­cal on­col­o­gist who di­rects the Cen­ter for Blood­less Medicine and Surgery at Al­legheny Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Pittsburgh, is a big-game hunter ac­cord­ing to sa­fari out­fit­ters and bow-hunt­ing sites. Kill shots on the sites iden­tify “Dr. Jan Seski” as the man stand­ing next to slain an­i­mals in­clud­ing ele­phants, a hippo, an ostrich and an­telopes such as an im­pala, a kudu, and a nyala.

Seski did not re­spond to mes­sages left by The As­so­ci­ated Press at his home and with an an­swer­ing ser­vice for his med­i­cal prac­tice. The AP also called and knocked on the door at Seski’s house, which is set back among some woods out­side Pittsburgh.

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