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Zim Government Going Ahead With Selling Elephants

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By Sapa / Feb. 10, 2015

President Robert Mugabe's government said on Monday it is going ahead with controversial plans to export live elephants despite resistance from animal rights groups, the state ZBC broadcaster reported.

Elephant babies to be sold"We are going ahead with selling the elephants, we have done our studies and we are going to do every transaction under the [global wildlife trade treaty] CITES parameters," Prince Mupazviriho, who is the permanent secretary in the environment, water and climate ministry, told ZBC.

Read more: http://www.news24.com/Green/News/80-elephant-calves-rounded-up-as-Zimbabwe-goes-ahead-with-controversial-export-plans-20150209

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