Should you live in Chipping Norton, Hampstead or even Westminster you won’t go to bed tonight worrying whether you’ll wake up to find an elephant has trampled your flower bed or a lion is waiting in the bushes to snatch your children as they leave for school.
But that’s the daily reality for poor Africans living in remote villages on a continent where wild animals are an ever-present threat.
Ironically, however, it is the affluent inhabitants of some of Britain’s most desirable areas, many of whom have a penchant for safari holidays, who have taken it upon themselves to decide just how those African villagers should deal with the animals they live alongside. In their infinite wisdom they have decided that a ban on the import of hunting trophies will help save Africa’s wildlife.
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