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Zimbabwe: Rangers Kill Poachers, Recover Weapons of War

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National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers have killed two elephant poachers in the Dande Safari Area in Mbire north of Guruve and recovered weapons, among them mortar bombs

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P A (117)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:24 am
"Motor [sic] bombs are weapons of war and it is yet to be established why the poachers had such dangerous arms of war.

Items recovered include three mortar-bombs, one 3008 calibre hunting rifle, one 3008 spent cartridge, three live 3008 rounds of ammunition and six pairs of elephant tusks weighing 51,4 kg valued at US$12 850.

Parks public relations manager Ms Caroline Washaya Moyo on Monday said the two poachers killed were from Mashumbi Pools"

There is absolutely no way now that any poacher will be able to claim that he is working on his own or that he was just hunting 'meat for the pot' - They had MORTAR BOMBS??!!!!! Holy Hannah!! This truly is war, now!

Michela M (3964)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 9:22 am

Mary T (178)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:56 pm
Good news, Thanks Jill.

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:03 pm
Noted Tks. Jill.... Great New... All Poachers should be shot on the spot....

Penelope Ryan (178)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 8:31 pm
ON a roll here last one went I signed you sent went through....TY

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:10 am
Yes Pat, seems like war to me as well. Great news though that they have killed 2 of them - should have been all of them! Thanks Jill!

Ellen m (215)
Friday December 14, 2012, 3:01 am
Now the news has certainly changed for the better ~ THANKS! ♥

Danuta W (1248)
Friday December 14, 2012, 3:54 am

Ruth C (87)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:52 am
If people would not ask for Elephant tusks or Rhino horn there would no reason for anyone to die!

Mike H (252)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:51 am
Two poachers killed- that's a start

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:05 pm
Thank you for sharing, Jill.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:05 pm
Glad to hear it.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:10 pm
Agreeing with Ruth S.

How to STOP people believing of the "effect" of the horns etc of these Magnificent Mammals??? by producing some synthetic "med" ????

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:13 pm
Thanks for sharing. I hope the recovered ivory is not resold back into the black market.

Robert O (12)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:24 pm
Thanks Jill.

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday December 14, 2012, 12:53 pm
Noted with big applauses to the rangers for a great job!

michelle t (41)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:11 pm
Kill all hunters, poachers and evryone assocaited with this horrific animal murdere.
I am seriously willing to board a plane and come and help in this extermination of these looser arseholes.

janet f (29)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:34 pm
Now we're getting somewhere. This is how civilized humans deal with the poachers.

Melania P (122)
Friday December 14, 2012, 1:48 pm
Good! They should kill them all!

Ruth M (235)
Friday December 14, 2012, 2:53 pm
It's about time they started getting these lowlife this should be the consequences of greed!!!

carol k (17)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:44 pm
Praise GOD! hang their bodies to rot so other poachers can see their own future!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:03 pm
Noted thanks Jill.

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday December 14, 2012, 6:47 pm
Now there are two families that have no husbands or fathers. No one that will put his life on the line to make some kind of income to feed and house his family. Might there be a desperation factor here that the global wealth inequity has forced these men to hunt these animals.

Sandi C (99)
Friday December 14, 2012, 7:20 pm

. (7)
Friday December 14, 2012, 9:37 pm
Lets hope this continues, great news!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 4:17 am
This is what I like to hear.

Janet R (38)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 5:46 am
Good, hope the other poachers get the message.

Syd H (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 5:47 am
Excellent news.
My sincere congratulations to the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Rangers. You men have done a good job and long may your success continue.

Syd H (0)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 6:11 am
@Hartson Doak. What planet are you living on and did you bother to read the article.
These two and their evil mates were POACHERS, MURDERERS of wild animals for personal gain. Such people are not fit to live.
Had they killed a zebra, an antelope or some other small game animal in order to feed their families as tribesmen have done since the dawn of time, there would be an excuse for their behaviour and my sympathy would be with them and their families.
But these criminals were heavily armed and out slaughtering ELEPHANTS to obtain IVORY to sell for large profits, not MEAT to feed starving wives and children. They got exactly what they deserved and it is a great pity that the Rangers were unable to dispose of the other four criminals the same way, preferably leaving their bodies where they fell, as food for other animals.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 3:18 pm
noted , good job of the rangers!!!!!!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 5:19 pm
Noted! No Love lost on the poachers!!!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:14 pm
Great news. Hope they continue this war on poachers and win. There is no reason to turn these people loose as they will just continue to do what they are doing now. A dead poacher might make others think about getting intot he business.

Christine S (134)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 9:41 pm
I hope the rangers get a pay raise!

Kim O (396)
Saturday December 15, 2012, 10:59 pm
Mortar bombs!!!!! Yikes!!! Huge cheers to the rangers for nailing these monsters. Thanks Jill

priscilla gallou (0)
Sunday December 16, 2012, 9:38 am
Bravo aux gardes qui risquent leur vie devant des braconniers armés jusqu au dent . Sije pouvait je partirait la bas pour proteger les animaux .Encore bravo aux gardes qu ils continuent a massacrés ces assassins d animaux.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday December 17, 2012, 2:04 pm
Thanks for posting

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday December 20, 2012, 9:01 pm
Well, that might make the poachers think.

Nan Towle (75)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:04 am
Job well done Rangers!
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