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Elephant hunting licenses auctioned-off in Botswana

Feb 10, 2020 16:40 IST

In a move that's now causing widespread outrage among animal rights activists, Botswana just auctioned off hunting licenses that grant the rights for trophy elephant hunting in the country. An official ban on the hunting of elephants was uplifted after authorities complained of rising human-animal conflicts. Experts have now dubbed the move as something that could cause a 'major global conservation disaster'. The government has plans to kill a total of 272 elephants during this year's 'hunting season'.

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