Botswana dismisses deliberate poisoning of elephants


  • World
  • Wednesday, 19 Aug 2020

GABORONE, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism has discredited an online petition claiming government's hand in the recent elephant mortalities observed in the Seronga area, northwestern part of the country.

A press released on Monday from the ministry in Gaborone, said the petition claims that the government deliberately poisoned the animals in order to protect crops.

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