Thursday, April 25, 2024

For Khama, it is always wild animals first and humans later 

People are bewildered that Ian Khama could mount an international campaign against Botswana’s trophy hunting knowing fully well that in the process he endangers the livelihoods of many rural communities.  However, if only such people understood that when all has been said and done, the man is an environmentalist, then they would not be so disillusioned. They would rather understand that environmentalists’ stock in trade is to prioritise animals over the welfare of people. 

While he was still in power, the man is reported to have been incensed by traditional dancers whose garbs were adorned with animal skin. Being the avowed tree-hugging animal lover that he is, such costumes were a sign that somehow the wild animals must have been poached. 

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