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Zambia Bans Hunting of Big Cats

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

- 1990 days ago -
Zambia has announced a ban on hunting lions and leopards, saying the numbers of big cats are decreasing too quickly.

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Carol H (229)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:50 am
good news, thanks Cher

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:29 am
Good news! Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Kerrie G (116)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:34 am
Noted, thanks.

gia c (4)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:38 am
good news...

Julie E (405)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:07 am
Great news.

Lisa N (207)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:17 am
Good news, thanks for posting Cher!

Gvapo T (22)
Friday January 11, 2013, 11:38 am
it is sad that they have done it just now when the number of the the big cats are in the "red zone"
but the fact that they have finally banned the hunting on the big cats is good news

. (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 2:29 pm
I once wrote that someday it's going to come down to simply killing poachers - now it has happened. what a terrible possibility to have come true.

Ruth M (235)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:17 pm
About time!!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 11, 2013, 3:44 pm
about time

Thomas P (280)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:58 pm
Noted...very nice

Kay M (347)
Friday January 11, 2013, 7:36 pm

Rock H (254)
Friday January 11, 2013, 8:19 pm
How will this ban be enforced?

We have learned that both Keyna and Uganda have anti-poaching armed rangers working to protect these creatures in their national parks. What will Zambia do to ensure that this poaching still doesn't continue and then if it does, what will the penalties be?

Why can't the news media ask these questions when these announcements are made and provide us with more details? A ban without enforcement considerations won't stop the killing.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Friday January 11, 2013, 9:46 pm
Thank goodness common sense is prevailing somewhere. Thanks Cher.

Patricia E G (54)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 3:13 am
Zambia's Tourism Minister's concern is for hunting!
Once the amount of lions is replenished , the banning will be lifted and tourists again will be allowed to kill lions for sport. Africa makes money that way.
Africa is much like the U.S., in as both countries are particular when regarding what species are valued as "Endangered" and which are not.
Many animals, such as lions, rhinos, wolves etc...should be labeled
"Preserve Due to Extinction". How they get that labeling is a mystery.
Thank you Cher for posting this article.
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