Zimbabwe Asks For Lifting Of U.S. Ivory Ban

Elephant Hunting In Africa
If hunting is so disastrous for the long-term survival of the species, why do the countries where it’s legal to hunt elephants have so many more of them than those where the practice is banned?
National Shooting Sports Foundation
National Shooting Sports Foundation

NEWTOWN, Conn --(Ammoland.com)- Citing the importance of the elephant hunting industry, wildlife officials in Zimbabwe have asked the U.S. to lift its temporary ban on ivory imports from the country.

According to a report submitted to Congress last month by the country’s Department of Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the annual economic impact of elephant hunting is over $14 million and “not less than 55 percent” of the income is contributed directly to the rural communities where sport hunting may be the only source of income.

Elephant Hunting In Africa
A single African Elephant Hunt feeds thousands of native peoples.

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    1. That Texas cheerleader is killing enough as it is.

      As for food?

      What a joke!

      These 100 Jombos and their offspring are not feeding anyone in Zimbabwe!  

      Cyanide Used by Poachers to Kill Zimbabwe Elephantsm babwe Elephants

      July 18, 2014

      Four more elephants have been poisoned with cyanide by poachers in Zimbabwe, this time in the country’s Zambezi National Park.

      More than 100 of the jumbos died in convulsions from the poison last September at Hwange National Park, the country’s largest.

      Some of the 14 people arrested for the slaughter were given sentences of up to 16 years along with stiff fines.

      According to authorities, a well-coordinated poaching syndicate, targeting the animals’ ivory tusks, laced water and salt licks with the poison at main drinking sites for the animals.

      While elephant populations have dropped sharply across many parts of Africa as poaching activity accelerated in recent years, Zimbabwe still has one of the continent’s largest surviving populations.

      The surge in poaching is blamed on a still growing demand for ivory in Asia and even the United States at a time when there is a global moratorium on ivory trade.

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