It is a terrible day for animal lovers as Africa's Botswana government just lifted the ban on elephant hunting which was put in place in 2014.
Botswana being the home for Africa's largest Elephant population lifted the ban due to the increase in population affecting the farmers and their crops.
According to reports, the elephant population has almost tripled over the last 30 years, and that the population could now be more than 160,000 in Botswana.
Even though Botswana has the highest elephant population, conversationalists are outraged. The population has fallen by about 111,000 to 415,000, largely due to poaching for ivory in the past decade.
With a rapid growing extinction of animals around the globe, lifting hunting ban on animals is a horrifying move and people agree!
We've taken over the Earth, leaving animals without natural habitat, food and space. It's not just man-animal conflict, it's man killing the earth.— Sam S Sachdev (@ShubraSachdev) May 23, 2019
Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting https://t.co/h6zs5Gz1z3#BotswanaElephants #Botswana
It’s hard not to take the news from Botswana as a punch to the gut. It is. But it’s just as important to listen to the people and communities who support this move and their reasons why. Will be boosting those threads today. #Botswana #Elephants— Keena Roberts (@roberts_keena) May 23, 2019
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