This video appeared online two days ago - this is viewed as a ‘sustainable and legal practice’ in Namibia. Yes, hunting can be used as sustainable however this seems brutal, given the heard is right there. So I went digging and according to my sources, ‘the main hunting method for elephants is targeting lone bulls. These are the older males with big tusks. Sometimes they will have two younger male 'guards'. But usually target lone bulls. You never target a bull in a herd. If you need to, you wait for days for the bull to leave.
One reason (amongst some obvious ones like trauma for the herd) is the herd charging you (like in this video). It is a poor hunter that shoots in self defence. Sometimes you get unlucky and stumble into an animal unaware. But this is rare....’ Trying not to judge here but Imagine you’re out walking with your family one day and someone shoots your Dad, three times. Elephants experience almost the same level of emotion as humans do. I understand that elephants do need to be ‘culled’ at times but to me, I find this method brutal.
I found the video via #Repost @therealtarzann ・・・