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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.

Botswana has become a goldmine for trophy hunters as they lifted their 5-year ban on trophy hunting in 2019. They have already given out 287 hunting licenses this year.

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.

Ironically, the National Park Authority claims that the proceeds from the elephant hunt will go towards animal welfare.

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 gpitso@gov.b

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