Your call: Would you rep the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion?

Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, set off an international incident after he was identified as the hunter of Cecil the Lion during a trip to Zimbabwe.

Image via Bryan Orford's YouTube channel
Image via Bryan Orford's YouTube channel

Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer caused international outrage this week after it was reported that he paid tens of thousands of dollars to take part in a big game hunt in Zimbabwe that resulted in the death of Cecil the Lion, a big cat well known to tourists.

Animal rights groups expressed outrage at the incident, and #cecilthelion was trending on Twitter on Wednesday morning.

To help him respond to the crisis, Palmer hired J Austin & Associates for media relations support. However, some questioned on Twitter whether the agency should have agreed to work with Palmer in the first place.

Would you work with a client involved in such an incident? Take our poll below or tweet at @PRWeekUS with your call.

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