Zambia lifts ban on hunting of big cats

Zambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big catsZambia has lifted a ban on the hunting of big cats that was imposed over allegations of corruption in the awarding of government hunting concessions, officials said Wednesday. The decision removes the last remaining restriction of a total hunting ban introduced in January 2013 and gradually lifted since last August, after the government said it was losing too much revenue. “The hunting of lions will start during the 2016 to 2017 hunting season and this will be done very cautiously,” Tourism Minister Jean Kapata told AFP, adding that leopard hunting would resume this year.

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