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Cecil The Lion Killer Halloween Costume For Sale Online, Includes Donation To Wildlife Trust

26/08/2015 09:33 BST | Updated 26/08/2015 10:59 BST

The latest shock-stunt by a Halloween costume company sees Cecil the Zimbabwean Lion made part of a 'killer' costume, which mixes dentistry and animal poaching.

Costumish.com has listed the costume which includes a detached lion's head and blood-spattered dentist robes.

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The website's CEO Johnathan Weeks announced the costume on entertainment website TMZ, saying the company had been "flooded with requests" for the costume since Cecil's slaughter last month.

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The online listing went live on Tuesday, according to TMZ

In its listing, the website writes: "2015's most controversial killing has laid bare the rift in American and Zimbabwean attitudes toward exotic game hunting and animal conservation pitting an outraged mob against a Minnesotan dentist in a scandal sure to be remembered for a generation.

"Our Cecil Lion Killer Dentist Costume features a severed lion's head mask, bloody smock, and bloody gloves for a gruesome, complete look."

Nonetheless, Mr Weeks concedes the website has yet to sell one of the costumes.

But it's not all bad as, according to the website, 15% of all proceeds will go to a wildlife foundation.

Meanwhile Walter Palmer, the 55-year old dentist from Minneapolis accused of killing Cecil, maintains the hunt was legal and that he sought all necessary permissions.