Thursday, July 14, 2011
CHINESE POISON ELEPHANTS AS ZANU PF FEASTS ON BABY ELEPHANT
FROM THE ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASKFORCE
We have received a report that a group of Chinese people are mining for uranium in the Mushumbe Pools area in the North of Zimbabwe. In addition to destroying the environment and killing a variety of wildlife in the area, it is alleged that they have killed 9 elephants by leaving loaves of poisoned bread for them to eat.
ZANU THUGS SLAUGHTER LOWVELD ELEPHANTS
Two young elephants were allegedly slaughtered by ZANU PF supporters targeting wildlife conservancies in the Lowveld. A young elephant bull and a lactating cow were left with their heads cut off but with their tusks intact.
The elephants were part of a popular herd that had become a tourist attraction. The herd was started in 1982 when some elephants were orphaned in the drought and reared by hand. They were therefore an easy target for the thugs because they trusted humans, having been bottle fed as youngsters.