Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Poached yeggs

No honor among Kenyan thieves, it seems, when it comes to ivory;
Corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers' collusion with the criminals slaughtering the country's elephants, a rights group alleges.
The disappearances of 18 suspected poachers were documented by Muslims for Human Rights over the last three years around Kenya's Tsavo National Park, a huge wildlife sanctuary that hosted 25,000 elephants in the 1970s but which has only 11,000 today.
Eight of the alleged poachers were last seen in the custody of Kenya Wildlife Service officers. Their bodies were later discovered in forests after being eaten by animals, said Francis Auma, an official with the rights group. Ten others were shot dead by rangers, according to witnesses, said Auma.
What the absence of property rights can do.


  1. Utterly off topic: my latest post (essay really) might amuse you

    1. Yes, I am. But, your comment probably would have been more appropriate at my post on that Argentine university's honorary doctorate for Fidel.