As Dr Alf and others know, the Zimbabwean regime is a corrupt and disgraceful dictatorship run by Robert Mugabe,a man who got into power through our machinations via Lord Carrington, but is now propped up by the Chinese Government who want his copper.
Zimbabwe is a country which is badly run and which probably deliberately allowed the poisoning of these helpless elephants for profit.
Short of assassinating President Mugabe and replacing him in an armed coup I see no solution to this senseless slaughter because other African leaders are not prepared to bring that country out of the dark ages and into the modern world.
A possible solution might be the complete cessation of overseas aid to make countries like Zimbabwe put their houses in order, but now all that would happen is that our aid would be replaced with Chinese soft loans.
Of course, Robert Mugabe is very old and at some point the grim reaper will get him unless we adopt the Milosovic solution which was to poison him so that he could not testify at the Hague against certain well known politicians.
- Zimbabwe poachers kill 80 elephants, poisoning water holes with cyanide | Environment | theguardian.com (dralfoldman.com)
- Zimbabwe poachers kill 80 elephants, poisoning water holes with cyanide (theguardian.com)
- Poachers kill 80 elephants with cyanide in Zimbabwe (abc.net.au)
- Poachers use cyanide to massacre over 300 elephants in Zimbabwe (io9.com)
- Poachers kill 300 elephants with cyanide in ‘worst massacre in southern Africa for 25 years’ (treehugger.com)
- Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide (sott.net)
- Poachers Kill 300 Zimbabwe Elephants in Worst Massacre in Southern Africa in 25 Years (onegreenplanet.org)
- Poachers use CYANIDE to kill more than 80 elephants by poisoning their water holes (mirror.co.uk)