By Kevin Heath
Go poaching in Tanzania and you can expect to be shot on the spot by rangers or soldiers.
We’re still trying to get the actual transcript of what Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Khamis Kagasheki actually said but reports are coming in that soldiers and rangers are to be given orders to shoot poachers on the spot. It’s being reported that Kagasheki sees no reason for poachers to be arrested and bought to trial when they can be dealt with in the jungle.
It’s being reported in Chinese media that after the March for Elephants in Tanzania’s capital Arusha he said,
“There will be no forgiveness when it comes to cases of poachers terrorizing innocent wildlife like elephants, rhinos and other species in this country,” Tanzania’s Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism Khamis Kagasheki said, adding there will be no need for poachers to take them to court. China.org.cn
He went on to warn that poachers operating in state parks and reserves should pack up their guns and leave because rangers and soldiers will be ordered to shoot on the spot any poacher discovered.
Kagasheki said he dismisses any actions from Human Rights organisations and Tanzania will listen to no-one when it comes to implementing the protection of the country’s wildlife. More....