Zimbabwe Lifts Hunting Ban On Lions

Posted: Aug 11 2015, 6:03am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News

 
Zimbabwe Lifts Hunting Ban on Lions
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In a shocking move the country lifted the hunting ban only 10 days after Cecil the Lion was killed.

Zimbabwe has lifted the ban on hunting. On Monday it was reported the Zimbabwe authorities have lifted the hunting ban on big game hunting. The ban was lifted from the national park only 10 days after its imposition. The ban was a result of Cecil the Lion’s illegal killing.

Cecil was considered the most prized lion in Zimbabwe. Cecil was lured from the park and killed by an American hunter with a bow and arrow. After Cecil was illegally killed a ban was imposed on the 1st of August. The ban was effective on the Hwange National Park and its surrounding areas.

According to the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority the ban has been lifted. Hunting will take place as usual in all areas except for the farmland. It was in the farmland Cecil was killed. Some areas where illegal hunting occurs are still under the ban, reported Reuters. Bans on these areas will be reviewed after the trial of the locals involved in hunting Cecil.

Johnny Rodrigues is the chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Rodrigues shared how he wasn’t surprised by the government’s decision to lift the ban. According to Rodrigues Cecil’s death doesn’t change the culture of trophy hunting.

The entire incident has gone to square one. Lions still remain endangered and if hunting doesn’t stop they will be extinct. Rodrigues also called for an international investigation on the hunting industry. But Rodrigues himself remains sceptical. Rodrigues stated the hunters are really rich and they do what they want even lifting bans on big game hunting.

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