Zimbabwe has just sold over 20 elephants to China stating it was to slow down the growth of the herds… Zimbabwe also claim the money is to help fund the Hwange national park!
When i was in Zimbabwe in 2013, the first thing that evident was the new infrastructure and the selling off of its resources. Roads into national parks and forest reserves were all newly built…It was all funded by China, Zimbabwe is selling its soul to Asia and China is taking it before closing the door.
Hunting and poaching is taking its toll on elephants in Africa and by the end of my lifetime, these animals will be critically endangered.
I have been working on a program that shows the affect on mother nature by the Asian market.
I recorded lions being killed for their penis, Rhino for their horn, elephants for their tusks, bears for their bile and sharks for their fins….
This latest sale of elephants will condemn them to a life of hell and inhumaine treatment.
ZCTF chairman Johnny Rodrigues added that the transported elephants were between two-and-a-half and five years old – not old enough to be weaned.
The elephants are due to be taken to the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, southern China, which is home to 20,000 rare animals.
Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere defended the sale to Bloomberg news agency, saying that “there is nothing irregular with this export, this is part of elephant conservation”.