Poachers Kill 41 Elephants With Poison
Six arrests made in Zimbabwe
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 6, 2013 2:45 PM CDT
File photo.   (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

(Newser) – Awful story from Zimbabwe, where poachers killed 41 elephants by poisoning their water holes, reports the Zimbabwe Chronicle. Police have arrested six men and recovered 17 tusks worth about $120,000. It's the nation's worst case of elephant poaching, reports the BBC. Tests are expected to confirm that the men put cyanide-laced salt tablets into watering holes frequented by the elephants in Hwange National Park. What's worse, animals that fed on the carcasses would likely die, too—and perhaps any creatures that fed on those carcasses as well.

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Skittlepie
Sep 11, 2013 10:18 PM CDT
People need to quit buying and selling ivory. If there were no demand and the poachers could make no money it would stop. I saw ivory in a window in South Beach, Miami and it is being sold as art. I believe this artist can find something else to carve their art in besides ivory taken from a murdered elephant.
People_Suck
Sep 7, 2013 8:48 PM CDT
People suck.
Crotalus
Sep 7, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
Scumbag friggin people. I hope they all rot in your hell.