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December 14, 2019 - Bloomberg Business

BOTSWANA: Echoes of Cecil the Lion as Research Elephant Shot

BOTSWANA: Echoes of Cecil the Lion as Research Elephant Shot
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Months after Botswana controversially lifted a hunting ban on wildlife, hunters have shot dead an elephant that had been collared for research purposes, echoing the 2015 killing of a Zimbabwean lion named Cecil by an American dentist.

Like Cecil, the elephant in Botswana had been collared, in this case by researchers from the non-governmental organization Elephants Without Borders. The animal was killed last month by a hunting party that included a professional hunter and a Department of Wildlife and National Parks official. Four other elephants without collars were also shot.

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