08/06/2015 03:47 EDT | Updated 08/06/2015 03:59 EDT

Brent Stepalias, Cecil The Lion Researcher, Does Not Support Hunting Ban

Brent Stepalias, the Zimbabwean-based researcher who followed Cecil the lion for nine years says he does not support calls for a hunting ban after the lion's killing.

Stepalias, who works for the Oxford-based lion monitoring program, talks about how banning trophy hunting in Zimbabwe could put more animals at risk in the video above.

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