South Africa Allows Killing of Elephants

Wildlife News

By CELEAN JACOBSON, Associated Press Writer Mon Feb 25, 5:14 PM ET

PRETORIA, South Africa - South Africa said Monday that it will start killing elephants to reduce their burgeoning numbers, ending a 13-year ban and possibly setting a precedent for other African nations.

Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the government was left with no choice but to reintroduce killing elephants "as a last option and under very strict conditions" to reduce environmental degradation and rising conflicts with humans.

The battle between humans and wildlife, how will it end?  First, it was the wolves, now it is the elephants.  Protect, then, kill.  More here:;_ylt=Av1_KP92_AGo480JWBiey4B4hMgF

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