The Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW - formerly ZAWA) has issued licenses to professional hunting outfitters in 2016 onward to ‘cull’ hippos in the South Luangwa, Zambia. DNPW are calling these hunts a wildlife management tool.
The number of hippos set to be slaughtered: “The bag is 400 a year, there is talk of the bag being 4 hippo's a day for 5 years in four separate locations along the Luangwa River. The hunting season is 4 months duration. If this is the case, then it is potentially running to 2,000 hippos over 5 years, … a significant proportion of the hippo population in the Luangwa Valley.”
Please support the petition against the cull of these hippo's.
This is just another scam selling hunts to foreigners and the local population not benefitting at all from the proceeds.
The Stop Hippo Cull in Luangwa petition to DNPW was written by Stop Hippo Cull in Luangwa and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.