Saturday, May 3, 2008

The South African Government approves the killing of Elephants.


Congo elephants killed as ivory demand jumps -group

Reuters South Africa - Johannesburg,

South Africa

... killed 14 elephants in as many days in Africa's oldest national park to meet rising Chinese demand for ivory, a conservation group said on Thursday. ...

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Wildlife Conservation: Elephant hunting resumes in South Africa

By Mike Hitchen(Mike Hitchen)

South Africa has lifted a 13-year ban on killing elephants, despite an outcry from conservationists and animal rights activists. The move was authorized earlier this year and took effect from Thursday. The government claims the move is ... (Photograph by Eddie Arpesella)