The dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe was back at work the day after Labor Day, despite a heightened outcry to extradite him for slaying the beloved animal.
Demonstrators posted a sign on the door of his home with the phrase, "Rot in Hell." They marched outside his clinic holding signs with phrases like "Animals are not Trophies" and "I am Cecil" while chanting, "We will not falter! Prosecute Walter!"
Rachel Augusta leads the protest of the killing of Cecil the lion in the parking lot of hunter Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
Glenn took an opportunity during radio Tuesday to question the priorities of these demonstrators. To help drive home his point, he brought out his own lion skin rug and put it on like a cloak.
Watch the memorable moment below.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
PAT: Did you see the dentist that killed Cecil the lion going back to work today?
STU: Oh, no, how dare he.
GLENN: We're allowing him to work on people's teeth?
PAT: Can you believe that? Instead of heading off to prison where he should spend the rest of his natural life --
STU: It should be two weeks until we execute him.
GLENN: Thank you. Now you're thinking right. Two weeks. Why do we wait two weeks?
PAT: Right. He's actually going back to work to make a buttload of money. He said his patients were demanding it. After what, it's been a month, two months? How long has it been? They're still protesting outside his house.
GLENN: Outside of his house.
PAT: They posted on his door a huge sign that said "rot in hell." One of the women was holding a sign that said "I am Cecil." What does that mean? You're a lion. What does that mean? You are Cecil. What does that mean?
GLENN: I am Cecil. You know what I would have done honestly -- at this point, it would be so difficult -- because I have the lion rug right over there.
In fact, would somebody go get this lion's rug, will you? Somebody go get the -- it's Judah. My lion rug has a name too. It's Judah.
STU: Oh, yeah?
PAT: Judah the lion. Okay. It's not Cecil?
GLENN: No, it's not Cecil.
PAT: You haven't renamed it in honor?
GLENN: He was cute too. He was cuddly. He was playing with a ball of yarn when I shot him between the eyes.
PAT: Was he a national treasure though?
GLENN: He was a national treasure.
PAT: Was he.
GLENN: He was. I promised my son, I said, I'm going to Africa. I'm going to hunt a lion. I'm going to bring home a lion. Well, I was only on the ground for like 12 hours. So we went to a place. And actually they met us along the way. We called this taxidermy shop. We're like, do you guys happen to have a lion? And I made sure this one died of natural causes.
JEFFY: Of course.
GLENN: No, seriously.
JEFFY: Of course, it did.
GLENN: You can't find a -- now, if this were me and I had those protestors and they were protesting in front of my house, I would have a hard time -- will you hold it -- I would have a hard time --
PAT: This would be great.
GLENN: -- not coming to the front door like this --
PAT: Wearing the lion.
GLENN: -- and saying, hey, brr, kind of cold in here.
PAT: You think you're Cecil.
GLENN: Are you Cecil? Because he's Cecil too. He's now a coat.
PAT: Oh, man.
GLENN: Thanks, guys.
Wouldn't you have a hard just not wearing him, going to the door, and going, get over it?
PAT: Yeah. The priorities are so screwy.
STU: In case you're listening to the radio and you're like, oh, I wish I saw that. Believe me, you'll be seeing it on the internet today.
GLENN: It will be everywhere unfortunately.