Elephants 'trafficked' to China

06 July 2015 - 02:09
By Simon Bloch

A wildlife saga that has sparked international outrage took a new twist yesterday when 24 elephant calves were flown from Harare to China. They were among a group of 36 calves taken from their herds in Zimbabwe's flagship Hwange National Park and held at a holding facility since August.Conservationists from across the world have staunchly opposed the capture and sale of the calves to zoos and safari parks in China, which have poor animal welfare records.

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