Botswana's Bushmen starve, trophy hunters carry on

Gaborone, Botswana-President Khama of Botswana, has banned all hunting nationwide, even for Bushmen who hunt to feed their families-but an exception is being made for trophy hunters paying up to $8,000 to hunt giraffes and zebras.

Wealthy tourists are being invited to travel to Botswana to hunt big game on private ranches that have been exempted from the ban. But Bushmen from Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve, who have hunted with spears, bows and arrows for thousands of years, are being arrested, beaten and jailed for subsistence hunting.

The ban openly flouts Botswana's landmark high...

 
 
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