- Ian KhamaBotswana President
- Game SelepengCounsellor & Head of Chancery on Botswana US Embassy
Urges Botswana President to Stop Elephant Hunting
Recenlty, Spanish King Juan Carlos I had an accident while hunting elephants on a National Park of Botswana. Elephants are a vulnerable specie according CITES clasification but is possible to hunt these great mammals paying 30.000€.
Botswana can´t be a paradise for hunters. This cruel activity kills each year millions of animals, contaminates entire ecosystems and and endangers the lives of people and animals.
We thinks is unacceptable hunting vulnerable animals, cause this activity is cruel and threat to biodiversity of Africa.
There´re alternatives, like National Park of Fazao Malfakassa managed by Franz Weber Foundation on Togo, where elephants can live with freedom and hunting is prohibited.
We can act, urging Botswana President Ian Khama to stop any elephant hunting on the country and develop initiatives to preserve these mammals population.
- Botswana President
- Counsellor & Head of Chancery on Botswana US Embassy
i´m shocked reading news about Juan Carlos, King of Spain, hunting elephants on your country. Media explained that the hunting of this animal is allowed in the country, despite being an endangered species.
Elephants are a vulnerable animal according CITES clasification but is possible to hunt these great mammal paying 30.000€. Many experts warn about the negative impact of hunting and its relationship to animal extinction.
I think is unacceptable hunting animals, cause this activity is cruel and threat to biodiversity of Africa.
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