Tourism: African Union Kicks Against Ban on Export of Baby Elephants to Zoos
The earlier ban on export of baby elephants from Africa to zoos worldwide has been rejected by the African Union.
This is according to a report by www.independent.co.uk.which says that officials of the African Union are ensuring that the practise continues.
The rejection of the ban by the AU counters the decision for the ban made by 46 countries at the United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ( CITES) recently.
The report further says that conservationists regard the EU decision allegedly sponsored by 28 nations as ‘shameful’.
A large delegation at the World’s biggest wildlife conference at the EU had rejected the practise of capturing young elephants and sending them worldwide for circuses and zoos.
Source: INDEPENDENT www.independent.co.uk