VIDEO: Hunters Free Eland Caught In Illegal Snare!

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on January 27, 2016


This is what wildlife is up against in Africa.

Not hunters, but poachers.

Watch as Mike Fell cuts an eland free from an illegal snare.
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Video of myself freeing a Lord Derby Giant Eland from an illegal poachers wire snare in Northern Cameroon. Every region in Africa has different styles of poaching. This is one the most cruel methods I have witnessed because the animals are left to suffer in the traps for days. The poachers want the animal left alive when they check the snares for two reasons: the animal must be halal slaughtered according to Islamic law, and the meat remains fresh if the animal is left alive. The fate of African wildlife remains very uncertain.


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