Monday, 19 October 2015

Germany may block import of tusks from giant elephant shot by hunter in Zimbabwe

Import of trophy tusks from one of Africa's largest elephants could be illegal, warns Germany, as reward offered for hunter's identity

By Melanie Hall, Berlin, and Peta Thornycroft and Aislinn Laing in Johannesburg

8:28PM BST 16 Oct 2015

Germany will consider blocking the import from Zimbabwe of the tusks ofone of Africa’s biggest elephants killed by one of its nationals, it said on Friday amid growing global outrage over the hunt.

The country’s nature conservation agency said it had in the past refused entry for animals killed in trophy hunts and would not hesitate to do so in this case if the hunt had infringed German wildlife regulations.

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