Another one putting words in people's mouths. Just because some of us aren't saying hang the guy from the highest tree doesn't mean we don't condone what happened. If it's legal it's legal.Why do some of you think that just because something is technically legal and common that it's necessarily right to do. Nothing about this story indicates this guy is a standup character. Everything about this story indicates this guy and his PH's are scum who, even if are somehow found to be within the bounds of the law, still did everything in their power to skirt it and hide what they did.
You can also bet that if it is legal this year, it won't be next year.
Fishing and hunting do not need these types of people.
Work to change the laws to import lion hides and mounts if it's so important to you.