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May 25, 2020 - The Independent (UK)

Namibia culls elephants to 'protect crops and farmers

Namibia culls elephants to 'protect crops and farmers
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Ten elephants have been shot by wildlife authorities in Namibia as part of a cull after the animals moved into farming areas, destroying crops during harvest season.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism said the elephants were culled as they endangered human lives and were marked as dangerous.

Romeo Muyunda added that the decision was necessary to protect farmers and their crops. Meat from the felled elephants was given to members of the communities whose harvests had been trampled.

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