Ventriglias poachers exposed

These are the Ventriliglias Mafia

When they are not looting cash, they are poaching and killing Zambia’s endangered species. Daniele Ventriglia and Valerio Ventriglia with their father seen here taking photos with carcasses of animals they killed in Zambia National Parks.

Can we really afford to slaughter lions in Zambia? Is this right? Were these people authorised to kill this lion?

How many of these cats are remaining in Zambia for the Ventriglias to kill at will? Are these not endangered and protected animals?

Valerio Ventriglia kills yet another buffalo and is so happy he takes photos and puts guns on the dead animal. This is simply sickening.

Imagine you slaughter a hippo for no reason at all and start playing with it? Where are the game rangers?


Poor Warthog. Killed by known poacher and he is even smiling?

Killed by Ventrilglias

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    UNZA Student Selling Tomatoes 3 years

    Here is a question I have for Jean Kapata and Stephen Mwansa. How sustainable is it to kill animals all in the name of “Trophy Hunting?” When you kill lions and leopards, you are hindering your tourism generation economies. Only when you start practicing conservation is when you will reap the rewards of tourism because you are living in the past and what is in now in the tourism world, is eco tourism and conservation. Baby boomers with money are willing to travel to places with low impact and nature reserved and will spend money interacting with locals and learning from them, the reason to encourage community and rural based tourism. You said big cats will not be touched when you lifted the ban but the pictures say it all. It costs $68, 000 to kill a healthy male lion. Question is where does that money go and into who’s pockets? Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities. At the same time ensuring future generations of tourist and the local people will have an opportunity to enjoy these resources. Sustainable tourism has three pillars, economic, social cultural and the environment in order to work. Jean Kapata you are exhausting your resources (wildlife). That falls into the environment meaning if it’s not working then, money (economic) will not come from tourism because the three pillars can’t work if one isn’t. Sustainable tourism needs all three pillars working together.

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    SJ 3 years

    Please ZAMBIANS LETS NOT PRETEND…….!!!!!!!!!!LICENSE IS GIVEN FOR POACHING.

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    Londolozi 3 years

    There’s no doubt these people had hunting licenses. Hunting big game like lion, buffalo and hippo is a jailable felony in zed.

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    Lets be fair, it is not a secret that ZAWA until recently when hon Jean Kapata put the hunting concessions on hold, each and every Zambian is encouraged to apply for a hunting concession and can select animals they intend to hunt by them selves, If some one has no hunting rifle, some one can arrange with who so ever they want to hunt for them. The cost per given animal is what does not come cheap and you might be calling a lion an endangered specie because you cant afford to get a hunting license for such an animal and more over, us Zambians are interested in hunting animals we can eat, and not leopards, but others hunt them for trophies. Pay for a license through your nose, give the carcass to professionals to skin for you taking care not to damage the skin, let them process the skin and come up with animals such as those you see in the Parliament chambers. If and when sold its damn big money. Feel free to apply when the hunting period commences, and don’t forget to carry cameras to take photos such as the ones in this story.

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    Lets be fair, it is not secret that ZAWA until recently when hon Jean Kapata put the hunting concessions on hold, each and every Zambian is encouraged to apply for a hunting concession and can select animals they intend to hunt by them selves, If some one has no hunting rifle, some one can arrange with who so ever they want to hunt for them. The cost per given animal is what does not come cheap and you might be calling a lion an endangered specie because you cant afford to get a hunting license for such an animal and more over us Zambians are interested in hunting animals we can eat, and not leopards, but others hunt them for trophies. Pay for a license through your nose, give the carcass to professionals to skin for you taking care not to damage the skin, let them process the skin and come up with animals such as those you see in the Parliament chambers. If and when sold its damn big money. Feel free to apply when the hunting period commences, and don’t forget to carry cameras to take photos such as the ones in this story.

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    Loadshedding 3 years

    The going rate is: 30 pieces of Silver!!!!

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    WoW!! Is that cool.

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    There shall never be a foreigner who will come to donate services to Zambians whilst they are sleeping,even these govt aids from foreighn countries shall never develop this country regardless of what ever billions dollars pumped in Zambia for any development,that end up into higgled piggled administration.

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    Ni-Ne 3 years

    It is called wildlife “cropping.” It involves reducing the numbers of any particular wildlife species when they exceed the desired numbers to control or manage. That buffalo may have been shared with the local inhabitants as part of their gains including other gifts.

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      Boondocks 3 years

      iwe chi Ni ne ulichipuba sana. Dont you know that there only about 300 lions remaining in the world and have been declared endangered species. Botswana, a country with more wildlife has banned cropping for 20 years.

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    Blago 3 years

    This is what corruption and incompetent leadership can do to a country. Sad indeed!

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    munbulu 3 years

    My they are licensed hunters!!!! I think they are

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    kayawe michael 3 years

    Am so shocked right now!! The gruesome killing of the innocent creatures must come to an end! The authorities have to do something about it.

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    COONDE 3 years

    CAGE THESE RUFFIANS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LUNGU IS CHALLENGED HERE AND TESTED IF INDEED HE IS PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA. MAKE A PRESIDENTIAL ORDER FOR THE IMMEDIATE ARREST OF THESE CRIMINALS AND SENT THEM FOR 50 YEARS IN JAIL.

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      megem byoti 3 years

      Ba Coonde, what if they had a valid hunting licence? Must they be sent to jail still?

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        JJF 3 years

        Hunting licence even for the lions and cheetahs?

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    COONDE 3 years

    THIS IS HORRIBLE! ARREST THESE RUTHLESS CRIMINALS FOR 50 YEARS! LUNGU YOU ARE DIRECTLY CHALLENGED ON THIS ONE, IF YOU ARE MAN ENOUGH, IF YOU ARE PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA, PRONOUNCE A PRESIDENTIAL ORDER FOR THE IMMEDIATE ARREST OF THESE CRIMINALS. THEY ARE INSULTING THE LAW OF OUR LAND AND THE POLITICIANS BY TAKING PHOTOS WITH DEAD ANIMALS OF ENDANGERED AND PROTECTED SPECIES KNOWING PRETTY WELL THAT THEY WILL NOT BE BROUGHT TO BOOK. PLEASE ARREST THEM IMMEDIATELY, EVEN IF A TOP ZAMBIAN POLITICIAN IS LINKED TO THEM.

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    Advocate 3 years

    The problem here is RB supports the ventrilias while Lungu is for Mahtani.Both these are polished international mafiaso of unequalled levels.The unfortunate thing is Lungu has to obey the boss, who is RB.Zambia is in tatters.

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    Banda Banda 3 years

    Hey Zambian Watchdog,

    If this is true, it is an unfortunate commentary about the state of Zambian National Parks and their ability to protect and manage national resources. What is discouraging about the article that these are just pictures with no indication, other than the article’s assumptions without source, about where they were taken. Please be better than that. Zambia needs alternative voices in the media,but it also needs quality journalism too.

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    rottentooth 3 years

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    The animals were most likely shot legally under licences issued by ZAWA. Trophy hunting is legal in Zambia provided one has a licence issued by ZAWA. None of the animals in the pictures are endangered or outlawed from hunting by either CITES or ZAWA. Zawa issues quotas of each animal species to be hunted in Zambia annually, depending on ghe populatik of the concerned species. It is also not unusual for trophy hunters to pose over their kills – unethical as that miggt sound to others.
    I fail to see any poaching in these pictures.

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      Paul Erdos 3 years

      Legalised poaching of course, through the hands of a criminal.

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    its lungu & rupia banda who sold this country to those people,what can we say.

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    J.k 3 years

    This is really disgusting, killing these poor animals like that. Our government must look into this before it gets out of hand.

    Concerned citizen.

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    Paul Erdos 3 years

    This is what a criminal called RB has brought to Zambia. These are crimes for which the ventriglias and all those who allowed them to do that must pay for. How disgusting!

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    yami 3 years

    Must be Matani and cartel working together! They must be reported to CITES!

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    Rubs 3 years

    This is criminal by the government to allow this kind of slaughter even if it is legal, the law needs to change.

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    Bongwe Boy 3 years

    Game hunters and poachers are vile pieces of cowardly shit. They destroy the wonderful and beautiful resources of Zambia, and lack the courage to challenge an animal on natural terms. They kill from a distance, while their shriveled, prepubescent micro-penises and pea-sized balls are tucked back for fear of actually encountering raw power. My most ardent wish is that they suffer agonizing torture at the fangs and claws of some beast as they writhe and scream in vain , viewing their own entrails being dragged from their greedy swollen bellies. May they be cursed for all of eternity for their hateful killing and mutilation of nature’s bounty.

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    ZAF 3 years

    Hunting blocks in Zambia are all dominated by foreigners, indians. The type of foreigners we accommodate in Zambia, have no track record of developing hosting countries, not a SINGLE African country is better off as a result of having them in numbers and yet we imports truck loads, bus loads, train loads, plane loads, ship loads of the most parasitic, the most odious, the most corrupt, foreigners known to man! Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania are poor because of the indian curse whilst Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe of old, glow in relative wealth whilst we sink deeper and deeper into squalor, filth!

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    Disgusted Zambian! 3 years

    Hunting blocks in Zambia are all dominated by foreigners, indians. The type of foreigners we accommodate in Zambia, have no track record of developing hosting countries, not a SINGLE African country is better off as a result of having them in numbers and yet we imports truck loads, bus loads, train loads, plane loads, ship loads of the most parasitic, the most odious, the most corrupt, foreigners known to man! Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania are poor because of the indian curse whilst Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe of old, glow in relative wealth whilst we sink deeper and deeper into squalor, filth!

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      patrick 3 years

      that is very true regarding indians. Another thing is the couurpt immigration detp seems only yo be catching black africans while the number of Indians with zambian papers who cant even speak english never mind a zambian language grows exponentially. Pleas immigration look into the documents of Indians swamping us.

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      reality 3 years

      Such uninformed and shallow reasoning.

      Additionally, trophy hunting in a huge forex earner in Zambia. Zawa make a lot of income from hunting safaries.

      Gets your facts right

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    ZERO IN 3 years

    THIS IS VERY SAD FOR OUR NATION

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    Banana Republic 3 years

    This is a Banana Republic ruled by a puppet president in the pockets of Italian Mafias like above.