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So much for the effectiveness of an ivory ban if the outlaw state of Zimbabwe continues its criminal enterprise in cahoots with China. Where is Mark Thatcher when we need him?

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*  Rare footage of the capture of wild young elephants in Zimbabwe shows rough treatment of the calves as they are sedated and taken away

The Guardian has been given exclusive footage which shows the capture of young, wild elephants in Zimbabwe in preparation, it is believed, for their legal sale to Chinese zoos.

In the early morning of 8 August, five elephants were caught in Hwange national park by officials at Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority(Zimparks).

To read more on The Guardian:

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