Tourism ministry selling hippos secretly

Tourism ministry selling  hippos secretly


Dear editor,
Expose this, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife is selling Hippos. Chitotela doesn’t mean well to this country.

Is a danger to national development.

As the document below shows, the ministry has authorised the sale of these hippos.

The hippos are being sold to trophy safari firms in South Africa.

In 2016, the Zambian government outraged the world when it announced that it will let trophy hunters kill 2,000 hippos over a five-year span.

The project was abandoned after local and international condemnation and outcry.

A few months ago the Zambian government again tried to allow trophy hunters to kill the hippos at a fee. The Zambian government claims that slaughtering hippos is a wildlife management tool, to control the huge numbers of hippos in the country. But after failing to produce evidence of overpopulation, government reversed the killing of hippos again. Or did they really reverse?

Apparently they did not. The killing of hippos is now done quietly as the authorisation document below shows.

Animal rights activists state that for about $18,000 hunters are allowed to kill five of the beloved animals.

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