DALLAS –-(Ammoland.com)- A Zimbabwean landowner and a professional hunter are facing charges for the poaching of a collared lion outside of Hwange National Park.
Their client from the U.S., Walter Palmer, also could face charges if investigators find he was a knowing accomplice in the crime. Dallas Safari Club abhors poaching, commends the swift enforcement efforts of Zimbabwean authorities and supports prosecution of convicted poachers to the fullest extent of the law.
Dallas Safari Club encourages the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct additional investigations into possible violations of American wildlife laws.
Finally, Dallas Safari Club also supports the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe in actions against its members who violate wildlife laws. Lawful, ethical, vigilant hunters play an important role in public acceptance of sustainable hunting as a vital tool for modern wildlife conservation and management.
None of the individuals or safari companies implicated in this incident are affiliated with Dallas Safari Club. Dallas Safari Club works with government authorities and professional hunting associations, and enforces its own code of conduct, to ensure its members and convention exhibitors are in good standing.
About Dallas Safari Club (DSC)
Formally introduced in 2015 as an official member of the IUCN, the United Nations’ International Union for the Conservation of Nature, DSC is increasingly recognized as an international leader in conservation. DSC’s mission is conserving wildlife and wilderness lands, educating youth and the general public, and promoting and protecting the rights and interests of hunters worldwide. Get involved at www.biggame.org.