Broke Zimbabwe sells elephants to China to raise funds

On Thursday, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said it has sold 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from animal welfare activists that such sales are unethical.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority did not say how much China paid for the 35 elephants. The statement by Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said its conservation efforts have been affected by restrictions on selling the country’s ivory stockpile and on trophy hunting of certain species.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

 

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