Ted-Nugent400 Ted Nugent has weighed in on the killing of Cecil the lion, calling the story “a lie.”

US dentist Walter Palmer caused outrage when he shot and killed Zimbabwe’s most famous animal in what he believed was a legal hunt. But, Cecil was being monitored as part of an Oxford University study into lion conservation and was a major tourist attraction at the Hwange National Park – Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve.

Nugent, who is known for his pro-hunting stance, was drawn into the conversation on Facebook when he was asked for his thoughts on the incident.

He wrote, “The whole story is a lie. It was a wild lion from a ‘park’ where hunting is legal and essential beyond the park borders. All animals reproduce every year and would run out of room/food to live without hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke ASAP. God are people stupid.”

Palmer and his guides reportedly lured Cecil from the park before Palmer shot the beast with a bow and arrow. They then caught up with the injured lion 40 hours later where it was shot with a rifle and beheaded.

Palmer said he regretted his actions but maintains he had no idea the lion was a local favorite.

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum called Nugent a “sick individual” last year when the guitarist posed with a picture of a dead groundhog.

additional source: classicrock.teamrock.com

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  • brad dawson on

    I agree with Dana……let’s keep it to Ted Nugent’s comments.

    • Harry Taint on

      I got rid of all of the Ted Nugent in my collection a few years ago. I actually threw it in the trash. Sometimes it’s nice not to know the personal or political leanings of an artist. It got to where I couldn’t listen to him. It was too hard to separate his art from his bull****.

      His schtick is generally hateful. Who needs that?

      By the way, AC/DC’s Powerage is the greatest hard rock album ever. My two cents.

    • Dana on


      I know it’s off topic, but Powerage is a VERY CLOSE (I mean by like a millionth of fraction) second to Highway To Hell. In my opinion, two amazing albums by an iconic band.

      D 🙂

  • James K. on

    I watched the replay on Jimmy Kimmel Live about this. He showed disgusting pictures of this Dentist posing in pictures with dead animals he’s killed. All big, trophy animals. He’s killed at least one other lion, a Rhino, a Grizzly (which he got into trouble about), and one picture is of him trying to hold up a huge leopard he shot. The guy is a worm of a person and he’s obviously trying to compensate for something by killing animals. I hope he’s extradited back to Africa and gets thrown in prison.

    Ted needs to leave this one alone.

    • Dana on


      I saw that show the night it aired. Boy, this really seemed to effect Kimmel, he was getting pretty choked up while speaking about it during his opening monologue. I wonder if any celebrities have responded to Nugent’s thoughts about this incident?

      D 🙂

    • James K. on

      If anyone has responded to Ted, I can’t see many, If any, being on his side. I love Ted’s music immensely, especially the first four studio albums and DOUBLE LIVE GONZO. His 1975 self titled debut album is one of all time favorite albums ever. And Ted’s an entertaining, funny and nice guy when he wants to be. And he always kicks butt live. He speaks his mind, which a lot of people in the music and entertainment industry are afraid to do. But his views are always so one sided and sometimes offensive. He seems to have no filter between his brain and his mouth, which can be cool at times but has also gotten him in hot water from time to time. He is one of those people who thinks his version of what is right is the ONLY version of what is right. That kind of arrogance is somewhat respectable but can also be irresponsible to. He’s one of my favorite rockers but he just makes me shake my head sometimes and say “Dude, Ted! What are you doing man?”. But, that’s just our uncle Ted.

    • Dana on

      Exactly James,

      I am also not sure why he has to resort to petty name calling, and belittling others, who disagree with his opinions. I have always said it easy to denigrate and bully others, but arguing a point like a mature adult, takes finesse.

      Have a great weekend my friend,
      D 🙂

  • Kansas on

    Dana, thanks for posting the article. This from a man who penned great white buffalo and kill it and grill it….really? Eddie should never have him on any show again for these comments. I grew up hunting pheasant, quail, dove, rabbit, etc. It’s akin to shooting the neighbors prized angus bull. Love the site and TMS.
    Regards….Keep up the good work,
    People of the South Wind

    • Dana on


      Your post made my day. Thank you so much for writing it and for your support. BTW, I think rare white buffaloes are stunningly beautiful creatures, and I believe scared to the Native nations?

      Best wishes,
      Dana 🙂

  • Eddie S. on

    Dana, you are awesome!

    • Dana on

      Thank you Eddie,

      I really appreciate it!!

      Have a great weekend,
      D 🙂

  • brad dawson on

    I too am a Huge Ted fan…I still remember him headlining a concert in Des Moines Iowa in 1980 that I went to….the opening acts were Scorpions and a new band of teenagers called Def Leppard….but I haven’t PAID to seen him on tour since 1999….his whole Republican/anti Democrat/ Obama rants are too much for me…it’s sad to see one of my favorite rock stars as a kid become more poular as an avid hunter and pro gun enthusiast than he was for his music….I mean…his first five albuns were untouchable…you waited for a year checking the record bins at Musicland until FINALLY you were able to grab the NEW Ted album………..

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