Botswana is currently auctioning off the lives of 83 elephants to international trophy hunters. There are six packages for hunting elephants as well as two packages for hunting other wildlife. Right now, the auction packages will be open to hunting and tourism companies.
With the hunting quota set so high, it is estimated that there will be no more adult bulls in Botswana in 10 years’ time. The huge escalation in trophy hunting will have utterly depleted the elephant population.
World Animal News urges concerned individuals to contact the office of the President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Maisi, and ask him to reinstate the hunting ban. The office can be reached at 267-365-0837 or [email protected]
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