Zambia bans hunting of lions and leopards

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Zambia has banned the hunting of lions and leopards because of the rapid decline in its numbers of big cats.

Zambia’s tourism minister said there was more value in game-viewing tourism than blood sport, which brought in just $3m (£1.9m) last year.

Sylvia Masebo said the country did not have enough cats for hunting purposes.

“Tourists come to Zambia to see the lion and if we lose the lion we will be killing our tourism industry,” she told Reuters.

All that is well and good but who is going to tell the lions and leopards not to hunt the people?

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