Argentinean Hunter Is Trampled By Elephant Even As He Was Aiming To Shoot the Animal

5Crushed under the falling animal

Botha who was 51 at the time was leading a hunting party in Gwai and stumbled upon the herd of elephants among which some were pregnant females. The hunter seemed to have attracted attention and found three elephants charging him. He fired without effect.  A fourth animal also charged Botha, lifted him up and dashed him to the ground. The elephant was subsequently shot by another member of the hunting party after which the animal collapsed on top of Botha killing him instantly.

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6Got his just desserts?

It can’t be said that the animals broke any laws because they after all were the hunted and had no guns obviously. They acted in self defense and many would feel did the right thing and the hunters got what they deserved. Why is it necessary to kill animals and to what end?

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7Hunting is legal in some parts of Africa

The big problem is that hunting is legal in some countries but with restrictions on poaching. Some species of elephants aren’t considered endangered but why on earth is that a justification for hunting them one will never know. Why give permission to hunt animals at all? And legal or illegal, if you don’t want a 13000-pound creature to crush you to death, don’t go murdering its family.

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8Elephants are also being brutalized in Myanmar

In another part of the world, a report in the Smithsonian in 2018 uncovered a gruesome nexus of poachers in Myanmar who were hunting elephants indiscriminately for their skin. Now besieged by loss of habitat and isolation, the great wild Asian elephants of Myanmar face the deadly threat of rampant poaching not for their ivory but for their skin.

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