Poacher Eaten By Lions, Leaving Only His Head Behind To Send A Message To Other Poachers
This poacher probably did not expect to become the meal on the day he was out looking for lion parts. According to Survival International, “The difference between poaching and hunting is one of permission. Poaching is hunting without the approval of whoever controls or owns the land.”
And in this case, the lions did not approve... and they definitely controlled the land on this particular day. That much was clear when not much of his body was left behind besides the poacher's head.
A History Of Poaching
The incident took place at the Kruger National Park in South Africa in the northern province of Limpopo. Lion poaching has seen a major increase in Limpopo with a flood of news reports covering it around August of last year. According to Eyewitness News the lions of Limpopo were found with their heads and paws cut off, with other reports even mention lions being poisoned.
Looks like one pack of lions had had just about damn near enough.
But, Why Poach?
So why do poachers do it? One Green Planet discusses the “devastating effects of poaching” saying “Wildlife poaching has negative side-effects that affect local communities, wildlife populations, and the environment. It is a crime fueled by a lucrative black market trade of animal parts. ... Poachers kill for profit.”
Needless to say, another devastating effect is the fact that you put your actual life in danger as this poacher quickly learned. RIP dude, but you should have listened.