PENALTY

First News - - ANIMAL NEWS -

KENYA'S tourism and wildlife min­is­ter has re­port­edly an­nounced that wildlife poach­ers in the coun­try will face the death penalty.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the tough new law will be fast-tracked to help pre­serve Kenya's wildlife pop­u­la­tions. Kenya is home to lions, black rhi­nos, os­triches, hip­pos, buf­fa­los, gi­raffe and ze­bra. Last year 69 ele­phants and nine rhi­nos were killed.

How­ever, this move could cause con­flict with the UN, which is against the death penalty for all crimes world­wide.

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