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Safari Tourism: Paying to kill

When King Juan Carlos paid an estimated $60,000 to kill an elephant in Botswana, it caused a major political scandal. The recent shooting of the Lion Cecil provoked headlines around the world. But despite the global outrage, hundreds of Westerners come to South Africa every year to kill wild animals. A real tourism industry. For €15,000, you can shoot a lion or for €80,000 a rhinoceros. In a country where 80% of the wildlife lives on private land, the animals belong to farmers who raise them especially for hunting.


Olivia Mokiejewski

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24° Festival


01 October - 06 October 2021

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