The Government Of Zambia Plans To Allow The Killing Of 1,250 Hippos

SHARE:

The government of Zambia is reportedly going forward with a plan to allow 1,250 hippos to be hunted and killed.

The Government Of Zambia Plans To Allow The Killing Of 1,250 Hippos

The government of Zambia is reportedly going forward with a plan to allow 1,250 hippos to be hunted and killed. Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) approved the plan this year, according to Conservation Action Trust.


The Zambian government has given numerous excuses for approving the hunt, but they also stand to make millions of dollars from the deal.


Many environmental organizations, including the Born Free Foundation and international wildlife organization, have pointed out that the decision could threaten hippo populations, which they insist are being threatened across the continent.


Dr. Mark Jones, Associate Director of Born Free Foundation, believes that government officials are chasing the money.


“We don’t believe there is any reason the hippos should be culled and trophy hunting is not in any way an appropriate way of managing animal populations. These hunts are being sold by a South African hunting outfit called Siluwe Hunting — they’re talking about hunters killing two hippos for over $5,590. So our belief is that this is very far from an animal management program and very much to do with lining the pockets of trophy outfitters and very presumably some of Zambia’s officials,” Jones said.


“[This is] a thinly veiled opportunity for a few people to make a bit of money,” he added.


Born Free Foundation President and Co-Founder, Will Travers, said that the government had made numerous excuses for the controversial policy.


“The justifications for this cull are like a sea of shifting sand. Originally, it was to prevent an outbreak of anthrax (which can be found in the carcasses of the dead hippos). Then it was because the water levels in the Luangwa River were precariously low. Now it is because there is a perceived hippo over-population.” Travers said.


“Hippo lives are on the line to line the pockets of a few hunting operators and government officials,” Travers added.


“They’ve dressed up a trophy hunting quota as some kind of wildlife management tool. They’ve claimed there’s an overpopulation in Luangwa Valley which they claim has resulted from a lack of rainfall. Well, there’s been no lack of rainfall — it’s been quite consistent in the last few years,” Jones said.


More than 7,300 kgs of hippo tusks and teeth were internationally traded in 2018 alone.


It's estimated that there are just 130,000 wild hippos left on the entire planet.


Hippos are currently listed as “Vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.


Image credits: Pixabay


Reference: Truth Theory

COMMENTS

BLOGGER: 1
  1. I am one of those people who said, “I’ll never call a psychic or a magician or whatever” to help me with my problems – least of all my love problems, but I reached the point where I knew I needed some guidance, and I’m so glad I found this man called dr.ajeghe. When I nearly lost David in one of ouar stupid,fights (he broke up with me), I thought I had lost everything.i cry all day and think that he will never come back to me again.i read so many testimony about Dr. ajeghe love spell,how he help to bring back ex lover back.I quickly email him.and also get back my husband with his love spell. And when I was at my most desperate,he didn’t take advantage of me. You performed a very good service for a person in true need. I don’t know how you did it, or how this magic works, but all I know is, IT WORKS!! David my husband and I are happily back together, and I’ll always be grateful to dr.ajeghe email him for any kinds of help is very capable and reliable for help ajeghespelltemple@gmail.com or WhatsApp him +2349069171173
    His Blog> https://ajeghespelltemple.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Name

Activism,1126,Art,679,Consciousness,1458,Cures,212,Do it Yourself,106,Documentaries,68,Environment,953,Health,575,History,357,Human Intelligence,543,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,3507,Justice,458,News,2,Nutrition,212,Philosophy,308,Photography,1428,Quantum Physics,26,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,103,Relationships,705,Science,866,Self Improvement,752,Spirituality,244,Sustainability,213,Technology,392,Truth,725,
ltr
item
Thinking Humanity: The Government Of Zambia Plans To Allow The Killing Of 1,250 Hippos
The Government Of Zambia Plans To Allow The Killing Of 1,250 Hippos
The government of Zambia is reportedly going forward with a plan to allow 1,250 hippos to be hunted and killed.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A_2hZU-ri-s/XJlMKpdtf7I/AAAAAAAA24M/9m7ozZKex08IO_lNkDbu-h09jfb1hAEFACLcBGAs/s1600/The%2BGovernment%2BOf%2BZambia%2BPlans%2BTo%2BAllow%2BThe%2BKilling%2BOf%2B1%252C250%2BHippos.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A_2hZU-ri-s/XJlMKpdtf7I/AAAAAAAA24M/9m7ozZKex08IO_lNkDbu-h09jfb1hAEFACLcBGAs/s72-c/The%2BGovernment%2BOf%2BZambia%2BPlans%2BTo%2BAllow%2BThe%2BKilling%2BOf%2B1%252C250%2BHippos.jpg
Thinking Humanity
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2019/04/the-government-of-zambia-plans-to-allow-the-killing-of-1250-hippos.html
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/
https://www.thinkinghumanity.com/2019/04/the-government-of-zambia-plans-to-allow-the-killing-of-1250-hippos.html
true
7064777598104498166
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy