When you consider environmental issues you most likely consider pollution, yet the poaching of wild creatures is one, as well. Poaching has annoyed environmentalist for quite a long time and, despite laws, this horrible crime still can’t seem to stop. Poaching is a major issue, particularly in Africa and Asia. This crime is committed for business benefit, which means poachers execute animals illegally and offer their covers up and parts. In spite of the fact that poachers normally chase tigers, elephants, and rhinos, they execute sharks, lions, and whales, as well. This illegal killing has led to sinking population of wildlife.
Difference Between Hunting And Poaching
The major difference to be made between poaching and hunting is the place each sits according to the law. Put just, poaching is hunting without authorized permission from whoever controls the land.
A Suspected Poacher
Poachers have been seen in South Africa killing animals illegally. A suspected big cat poacher was eaten by a lion in a national park in South Africa near Kruger.
Body Parts Were Found
Lions left just a little behind after eating that man. Few body parts were found over the weekend at a game park near Hoedspruit.
Limpopo Police About The Incident
It seemed like while the poacher was behind the Lions in the game park, they attacked him and was killed brutally by some big cats. Click Next.
Leaving Nothing Behind
While the poacher was trying to kill these Lions, They killed him and ate his body, almost all of it, leaving behind his head and some remains.
Identity Of The Victim
Police have not yet found the identity of the man. A loaded rifle and ammunition were found next to the body. The body was totally eaten by the lion.
Poaching In Recent Years
Recently Lion poaching has been on the rise in Limpopo area. The environmentalist has been facing this problem for a long time. This is actually affecting the count of the species. Click Next.
Lions Body Parts
Poaching is done with only one motive in mind, to sell the body parts of these animals. The big cat body parts are used in traditional medicine both in Africa and Asia.
Born Free Foundation
Wildlife Charity the Born free foundation says lions bones and body parts are sought-after in South East Asia. They are even used as a substitute for tiger bones.
January 2017 Incident
Back in 2017 January, three male lions were poisoned in Limpopo and brutally their head and paws were cut off.