Skip to comments.Poachers Use Cyanide to Massacre Over 300 Elephants in Zimbabwe
Posted on 10/21/2013 7:05:53 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide
Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter
Poachers in Zimbabwe have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, The Telegraph has learned.
The full extent of the devastation wreaked in Hwange, the country's largest national park, has been revealed by legitimate hunters who discovered what conservationists say is the worst single massacre in southern Africa for 25 years.
Pictures taken by the hunters, which have been obtained exclusively by The Telegraph, reveal horrific scenes. Parts of the national park, whose more accessible areas are visited by thousands of tourists each year, can be seen from the air to be littered with the deflated corpses of elephants, often with their young calves dead beside them, as well as those of other animals.
There is now deep concern that the use of cyanide first revealed in July, but on a scale that has only now emerged represents a new and particularly damaging technique in the already soaring poaching trade.
Zimbabwean authorities said that 90 animals were killed this way. But the hunters who captured these photographs say they have conducted a wider aerial survey and counted the corpses of more than 300.
Poachers killed the elephants over the past three months by lacing waterholes and salt licks with cyanide. Animals are drawn to them during the dry season in the already arid and remote south-eastern section of the 5,660-square mile park.
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another nobel moment for black africa
I guess Africans just like to screw-up things. What’s new?
The land of milk and honey.
.338 lapua! Works for me. Oh, and the poachers too.
What a freaking hell-hole Zimbabwe has become.
I remember all the white guilt about it back in the 70s. AND the few white Rhodesians who said — You’ll be sorry! Ian Smith was the Pariah of the West.
And now look what’s happened! Nothing but horrible misery for the people and animal life of the entire country.
But the West can feel good about putting her into Doctor Mugambe’s hands.... After all, a black tyrant ruling blacks is something to be proud of, versus a white ruler over blacks.
makes me really hate the evil certain people are able to do.
ripley - comparing aliens to asshole company man carter burke: you don’t see them selling each other out for a g-damn percentage.
cyanide poisoning is painful. freaking bastards.
these elephants have more sense of family and community than the people there.
For the poachers, why go to the expense.
A .22lr to the ear will work just as good.
They may flop around a bit, but they’ll stop.
Looks like they need some serious community organizing over yonder
What? What did you say? Oh, sorry folks, I got that wrong. PETA won't go over to Zimbabwe, my mistake.
That’s cruelty and selfishness on a ridiculous scale. That’s one reason not to go third party. The Republicans already have a great mascot.
Obama would rather have the desperately poor in Africa do this than industrialize the continent and lift them out of poverty.
Marxists do what marxists do.
.22 hollow point inserted rectally would do as well. Toss up to catch them without knowing or letting them contemplate what was coming. Just sendin’ a message.
Chinese have the CA$H......
Upon reading this story, my first thought is that liberals tell my I have to respect all cultures. Why is it illegal to slap the sh!t out of them? I forget.
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