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Looking for Mili and Co – Insurance for Pets


Dog, cat, theft: Hesse’s police recently counted dozens of cases in which animals were reported stolen. Animal shelters are also affected.

In one case it hit Bobby, in another Mili. The dogs disappeared from animal shelters and were allegedly stolen. It often happens that pets or farm animals become prey to thieves in Hesse. The police recently registered dozens of reports about it. The perpetrators and background are often unknown – but there are speculations as to what might be behind them.

According to the head of Nadine Bernardy, animals have often been stolen from the Wiesbaden animal shelter. Nurses are currently looking for Mili. The Pekingese had disappeared from her kennel in March. “It’s difficult to secure our site with many buildings right next to train tracks,” says Bernardy. This also resulted in a joint appointment with police security advisers. Mili had disappeared at night, the suspected perpetrators had probably overcome a fence. “Mili disappeared in a week when our shelter was already closed to visitors because of Corona.”

A case from the Wetterau recently became known: In early June, Bobby disappeared from the shelter in Butzbach. This has never happened before, says facility manager Claudia Maid. “We wouldn’t have thought that either.” The strange thing about the case is that the Staffordshire bull terrier crossbreed disappeared in broad daylight from the shelter area where the dogs can move freely. Bobby is a so-called list dog. This list includes breeds classified as dangerous, for which an official permit is required. Since the previous owner did not have this, Bobby came to Butzbach.

Last year, the Hesse police received a total of 59 criminal charges for allegedly stolen pets, as reported by the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in Wiesbaden. 37 of these concerned dogs, eleven cats and seven were received because of the missing rabbits. Cases were also reported in the area of ​​livestock or wild animals: the fish most affected by 126, followed by sheep (18) and birds (14). According to the LKA, the statistics only list the number of advertisements, not the number of stolen animals. “Usually there are isolated cases when animals are stolen from homes,” says Moira Gerlach, specialist for pets at the German Animal Welfare Association. In principle, it is conceivable that in some cases the disappearance of animals could also be an organized, criminal business, since the trade in pedigree dogs is very lucrative. “So far, as far as we know, there have never been any concrete observations or even evidence that could be used in court for such criminal acts on a large scale.”

Some perpetrators also tried to get a “list dog” in this way, said Gerlach. “There have also been cases in which the former owner has retrieved his animal or in which an interested party could not accept that no mediation was possible.”

According to the Wiesbaden animal shelter manager Bernardy, thefts are more likely to have something to do with the previous owners of the animals, for example, when a fighting dog is seized and brought to the animal shelter due to a lack of expertise. Then the owners or their friends sometimes tried to get the animal back illegally.

However, poodle puppies had already disappeared from the shelter in 2016. “It was very tough for us,” reports Bernardy. “We take care of the dogs around the clock – and then they are stolen.” Fortunately, the puppies showed up again after a few months. The search for Bobby in Butzbach continues. According to the police, the investigation into his disappearance is still ongoing.

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His purring is not a harmless ‘snoring’ – Insurance for Pets


Your Cat lead a peaceful life, made of naps, a little hunting and many caresses. It is true that when he is lumpy on the bed that he agrees to share with you and that you pet him, he easily starts to purr. Generally, his eyes are half open, il shows you his confidence and well being. If you pay attention to his behavior as much as he analyzes yours, you have already realized that he did not purr when he was alone but only in the presence of other cats or humans. What is cat purring? What does that mean?

Should we be worried if our tomcat doesn’t purr? We tell you everything.

What is cat purring?

It is simply a means of communication set up by the mother and her little one from an early age. When the latter was hungry, he came to suckle his mother for food, both of them thus showed great confidence and also shared a moment of calm. Your cat considering you as its mother, it does nothing but reproduce what it did from a very young age. This small, regular humming noise is usually emitted when you stroke it, but not always.

Technically, the snoring of your furball is the pleasant version of snoring, working in the following way: your tomcat will use the vibration of muscles, located in the larynx and the diaphragm, at different frequencies.

It sounds so simple.

Why is your cat purring?

We must admit, we concede once again, that your fur ball is just as mysterious as it is full of surprises. Indeed, if purring is a means of communication as we have seen above, but not only. In a very large majority of cases your cat makes you understand that it feels good [VIDEO].

However, it can also mean that it is close to its goal. If he asks you to eat and he sees that you are going towards his bowl, he could start to purr. However, it can also be a way for him to express his fears or a stressful situation. It is therefore essential to observe the overall behavior of your cat in order to understand the meaning of his purring.

What are the benefits of your cat’s purring?

If sleeping with your cat would have many advantages, the same is true for your cat’s purring. Indeed, these would affect your health. It has been proven that purring would calm and soothe people who pet their pet but also other animals that are nearby. According to various experts, we are even talking about “Ronrontherapy”. Thus, by its production, purring would act on the complex tonsill, closely related to human emotions.

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Thieves grab medical record of sick child, mom calls for help – Insurance for Pets


On the night of Friday July 3 to Saturday July 4, 2020, burglars stole a bag containing the medical records of a little boy suffering from a rare disease. The mother now calls for help to find the documents of her son, which are essential for her daily life.

Julie Lallemant is the mother of a little boy named Sawban. This last one is suffering from a major dysfunction of the immune system. It is a very rare orphan disease since it affects only 10 children worldwide. The family was robbed on the night of Friday July 3 to Saturday July 4, 2020, while she was at her home, located in Reims.

The thugs, who passed through the window of the accommodation, seized a “large bag which contained in particular the medical file” of the 9 year old child. The mother returned from the hospital with her son and had in her possession “very valuable personal data and photographs”. The burglars also stole a 5008 Peugeot brand car in duck blue, as well as Sawban’s laptop and the laptop used for the association Living between Sting and Grenadine. On the latter were recorded the telephone numbers of leaders of the association, public figures, or even deputies. The family vehicle was found this weekend, but the mother hopes above all to recover her little boy’s medical documents.

A mom in all its forms

“These thieves were certainly not aware of the value of the stolen objects and the seriousness of the situation in which Sawban now finds himself”, she explains. In a panic, she is now launching an appeal to try to get hold of this important file which includes prescriptions, authorizations for treatment, the child’s family book, a diary of illness as well as her health card. ‘disability. “I would like everyone to look in their garbage cans, in their garden, for the runners along the Marne canal to take a look at the banks or in the water”, says Julie Lallemant to our colleagues from France 3.

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a little bird, the jackdaw, has become the terror of some farmers – Insurance for Pets



An ominous bird occupies the minds of Breton farmers: jackdaw, a kind of little crow, a protected species, is more and more widespread in the region and attacks corn crops. On June 19, operators launched “a distress call” to government. France 2 visited them.

“Even at night I see them”explains Patrick Vidélo, a disillusioned farmer who invited elected officials to visit his field, where nothing grows on 30 hectares. He estimates his loss at 40,000 euros. “We are struggling to put crops in place and there is nothing left, everything is devastated”.

In a press release, in June, the Côtes-d’Armor chamber of agriculture estimated the damage of jackdaw for more than 10 years at more than 3 million euros in Côtes-d’Armor and Finistère. In total, more than 1,000 damage reports for all corvids were made in Brittany this year.

Such presence of jackdaw is not usual. This bird comes from the British Isles and likes more on the cliffs than the countryside, but it now thrives by sheltering in particular in chimneys.

But his fate is debated. The species is protected, and exemptions are required to hunt it, although it is expected that 20,000 jackdaws will be killed within two years. Environmental protection associations plead to condemn abandoned chimneys, but also to diversify crops so as not to offer birds as much food.

A study was launched in the spring by the Regional Directorate for the Environment, Planning and Housing of Brittany to study the population distribution, behavior and diet of these corvids.

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Rebekah Timmer: The Racism Debate: A Wicked Comedy – Insurance for Pets



Put a bunch of politicians in a Chamber, name the word “racism” and the faces will leave as if you have thrown the smelly corpse of a dead bird on the table in front of them

The theaters were allowed to open again without restrictions. And with success: we were able to enjoy a spectacle at the Binnenhof. At least, “enjoyment” is a big word: it was mainly a laugh not to cry. Because whoever followed the debate on racism in the House of Representatives on Wednesday probably also wonders: do our representatives have any idea what they are talking about?

Put a bunch of politicians in a Chamber, name the word “racism” and the faces will leave as if you have thrown the smelly corpse of a dead bird on the table in front of them. It is an intriguing sight: a kind of game that no one really understands the rules of the game. Because what the heck is institutional racism exactly?

Visually, the spectacle was a feast for the eyes. A stage, almost filled with snow-white men in blue suits. People fly over each other on a subject that none of them has personal experience with. Fortunately, they all have one for the occasion quickread on Wikipedia can do at the coffee machine. With these home garden and kitchen experts, we have the racism problem in no time solved.

Endgame Racism Exterminator
It was wonderfully embarrassing that Geert Wilders had to tell Jesse Klaver in the debate “wannabe-woke” that his party is mega white. Completely in line with the symbolism politics of GroenLinks and D66, who came up with “a Year of Slavery”. Both parties voted in favor of a new police law that gives police officers extra powers to use violence, while police violence was protested outside this theater in The Hague. Clover, as an endgame racism exterminator, couldn’t help telling us a sloppy 15 times that you better not call racists a racist. “You have to keep them there.”

But perhaps that was not the most painful. Party for the Animals started promisingly with a “No justice, no peace”, but of course it was a countdown until the jammed long-playing record of our animal friends sounded from the orchestra pit, which compared the confinement of animals to 300 years of slavery. Doesn’t it say enough about your worldview when you compare black people to animals? The same applies to Kees van der Staaij. In all his strangeness, he managed to drag the conversation about racism to the unprecedented depth of his anti-abortion doctrine with his “unborn lives matter”.

Let’s not lose Wilders!
Well, the utter ignorance of our people’s representation is cutting. And especially the lack of awareness to what extent they are guilty of this themselves. The PvdA supported racist proposals for years. Think of “Father Drees”, who sent soldiers to Indonesia to kill the independence fighters. Or more recently: a false investigation bombarded Turkish youths into terrorists, introduced the burqa ban and preferred to receive refugees outside Europe.

Precisely according to Aristotelian principle, the climax followed the crisis: Mark Rutte’s crisis of conscience, that is. It is almost an art to talk so much and say so little. In any case, we still have to “fight” and “perk up” if we don’t like it. And Turkish flags, that makes him uncomfortable. It is allowed, but it is uncomfortable. In this free country. Zwarte Piet was affectionately called a youngster and Rutte does not apologize for the slavery past. That is polarizing and deters people. But more importantly, he doesn’t want to lose Wilders!

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Now that the curtain is closing after the last act of an exasperating drama comedy, the fun is over. We give another round of applause for the effort: you should only fill in for eight hours with the kind of reproaches to others that you might as well have done to yourself! Institutional racism is still one issue that politics closes with a four-point plan, a set of motions and an evening chat. But the conclusion is that we have made no progress. The realization that we are talking here about the full institutional set-up of our society and everyone who is part of it has still not landed.

Anyway, for now the homogeneous variety of white men straightens the tie after this viewing game and can be reclined in those seats that he has occupied with his demography for many years. So that’s it, time for a bitterbal.

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Tiger kills nurse in Swiss zoo – Insurance for Pets


In a tragic incident in the Swiss zoo Zoo Zurich, a 55-year-old caretaker was killed on Saturday afternoon. The woman was attacked by a Siberian tiger in front of the audience. How the incident could have happened is still under investigation. Today the zoo remains closed.

At around 1.20 p.m., the zoo’s emergency center was notified that a zookeeper had been attacked in the tiger enclosure. Colleagues rushed to the scene to lure the animal – 5-year-old Irina – away from the victim. Rescuers then tried in vain to resuscitate the woman. She died on the spot.

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It is not clear why the employee was staying with the tiger. “It should not be the case that the animal and the caretaker are in the same room at the same time”, director Severin Dressen told a news conference. “Maybe there was a misunderstanding.”

Visitors witness

The authorities have launched an investigation into the facts of the drama. Some visitors to Zoo Zurich witnessed the tiger attack. They have been offered psychological help. “Our thoughts are with the next of kin of the employee”, let management know.

The park is closed today out of respect. Two Siberian tigers live in Zoo Zurich: the female Irina and the male Sayan. Last fall, the zoo was also the scene of a pain accident. Then a crocodile had to be shot after biting a nurse.

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When everyone is at home more often: what is the Corona crisis doing to pets? – Insurance for Pets


Home office and homeschooling: In the corona crisis, more people stay at home more often. Sometimes the pet becomes the last point of contact in your own four walls. But what does that mean for animals? And what to do when the end of the home office is imminent?

Most pets in Germany are perceived similarly to family members. Waldi or Miezi maintain intensive relationships with a range of rituals. But what happens when this rhythm, which has sometimes been trained for years, gets out of joint, as is currently the case with the corona crisis? How should home office owners behave towards their darling? And what to do when the lockdown and home office are over again?

“Even pets, whose owners or families are currently more at home, experience the current situation as another, because their everyday lives have also changed, Verena Wirosaf, veterinarian and specialist for pets at the German Animal Welfare Association, summarized in an interview with ntv.de. “Dogs are known to be highly social beings. So you will enjoy more time with your people. ”

Retreat for every animal

Cats, on the other hand, are considered to be more independent of humans. “But many of these furry companions will now want to use the situation to be cuddled more or to play with their people more often,” Wirosaf continues. “However, it is important that the animal can also come to rest if it needs it,” emphasizes the veterinarian. Every pet must therefore have a retreat where it can rest or sleep undisturbed. In addition to the owners themselves, this place must also respect children and guests. Otherwise there can be drastic reactions in some of the animals.

Cats want to be much more independent than dogs.

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For example, there are cats who do not like too much hustle and bustle and who show this. You may then start pounding, hissing, or crawling to other places than usual. Cats that are free to move, i.e. cats that are allowed to go outside, should not be blocked in any way.

Cats become unclean, dogs hyperactive

If humans do not allow their animals enough rest or if the animal roommates experience too much stress, including within the family, the animals resort to other means. For example, some cats start to become unclean and even pee where they usually relax. Some dogs, on the other hand, want to encourage their people to do more. They then start barking for no apparent reason or can develop a certain type of hyperactivity. Unusual behavior should therefore always be interpreted by the owner as a call for help from the animal. If you are unsure what to do in these cases, you can get tips from the veterinarian.

Some cats particularly show that it is just too much for them to develop what is known as stress cystitis. This inflammation of the urinary bladder occurs in domestic cats with no apparent cause. Stress is therefore considered an essential factor. If it becomes calmer again with such a stressed animal, the symptoms often disappear.

Typical signs of the disease include blood in the urine, frequent urination of small amounts outside of the litter box and expressions of pain when urinating. Owners who observe such symptoms in their animal over a period of one to a maximum of two days should present it to a veterinarian. However, if the animal no longer urinates or sits in the toilet several times in pain and nothing comes, it should be presented to a veterinarian immediately. In a few cases, the urinary tract can become blocked, which in turn is a life-threatening condition for the cat. “Urine builds up and the otherwise filtered substances can” poison “the body from the inside,” explains Wirosaf.

How much rest does my animal need?

“It depends on several factors and each animal is individual,” says the expert. Accordingly, each animal also needs different breaks at different times of the day or night. Puppies and young cats in particular sleep a lot more than adult animals. This need for rest should be considered and taken into account by the keeper for a healthy development. And old pets also rest and sleep more. When the animals need to rest, the weather also plays a decisive role. Since dogs and cats cannot regulate their body temperature by sweating like humans, they like to lie down in a cool, shady place at high temperatures in summer and need permanent access to fresh water.

If the mood at home is more tense because people lockdown the ceiling falls on the head, you should also keep in mind that such moods can be transferred to animals. This is also why a quiet place for retreat is urgently needed.

And when the home office is over?

When people go back to work or school in the normal way from one day to the next, everyday life for the animals will change again. “It could then be particularly radical for dogs that may have been purchased during the corona and home office period and do not yet know how to stay alone, but have tied themselves closely to their owner or owner,” says Wirosaf. But the change is also great for dogs that were previously used to being alone for a few hours, as they were allowed to spend almost 24 hours with their humans for a long time thanks to the corona-related home office.

But cats who had got used to the many hours with their humans could now resent the absence after the time of the home office. Neighbors then get to hear this or see holders themselves in the form of scratch marks. In this case, you should gradually train to stay alone and carefully bring the animals back to the situation. The time that the beloved pet has to be alone should be slowly increased. Ideally, there is even the possibility that a neighbor will come by or that you can take your dog to the office. However, this must first be approved by superiors and colleagues.

By the way: Even if the time gained with the pet tempts you to cuddle more intensely with your pet, keepers should always be aware that they themselves could transfer Sars-CoV-2 to the animal. People who test positive should urgently keep away from their darling. Nevertheless, in the event of infection or a quarantine in the home, the animal should remain with its owner if possible.

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initiation of an investigation into the management of the crisis, the authorized remdesivir – Insurance for Pets


The pandemic has killed at least 522,246 people worldwide since China officially reported the disease in December, AFP reported. More than 10,922,300 cases of infection have been diagnosed in 196 countries and territories.

The United States is the most affected country, with 129,405 deaths. This is followed by Brazil (61,884), the United Kingdom (44,131), Italy (34,833) and France (29,893).

  • France: judicial inquiry

Investigations will be carried out on the management of the crisis in France by the former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe and the former Ministers of Health, Olivier Véran and Agnès Buzyn, with the imminent opening of a judicial investigation. The complaints commission has found nine complaints against these former members of the government admissible.

  • WHO: “To wake up

The World Health Organization urged countries affected by the coronavirus on Friday to “to wake up“And to”engage in combat“Because” the numbers don’t lie “. For the first time since the outbreak of the epidemic, Latin America has overtaken Europe in number of cases, with more than 2.7 million patients.

  • Remdesivir authorized under certain conditions

The European Commission has authorized “conditional marketing»Of the antiviral remdesivir in the EU, used to treat patients with severe new coronavirus. Initially developed against Ebola hemorrhagic fever, this antiviral is the first therapy to have demonstrated some efficacy in patients hospitalized for Covid-19 in a clinical trial of significant size, even if the effect is considered to be modest.

  • Air France: job cuts

The management of the Air France group has announced plans to cut 7,580 positions in Air France and the regional subsidiary Hop! by the end of 2022. The company plans to cut 6,560 jobs out of 41,000 (full-time equivalent permanent contracts) with the French company and 1,020 jobs out of 2,420 at Hop !, she said in a press release

  • England: quarantine relaxed

Travelers arriving in England from more than 70 countries and territories, including France but not the United States, will be exempt from quarantine from July 10. London, however, said the country would not hesitate to re-impose restrictions if the number of cases were to increase in the countries with which the United Kingdom opens again. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland retain their quarantine measures.

  • Beijing wants to ban live poultry from its markets

While a market selling live animals in Wuhan City is believed to be the birthplace of the epidemic, China has pledged to phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry in the food market. “China will restrict trade and slaughter of live poultry, encourage mass slaughter of live poultry in places subject to certain conditions and gradually close markets for live poultry”, Chen Xu, an official with the National Administration of Market Regulation, said at a press conference.

  • Agreement between Israeli firms and the UAE

Two prominent Israeli defense companies reported an agreement with an Emirati company to collaborate on the development of a non-invasive screening test and “in a few minutesFor the new coronavirus. The two countries have no official relations.

Costa Cruises, the world’s number one brand in the Carnival sector, has announced the extension until August 15 of the suspension of its cruises in the world as well as the cancellation of all its summer cruises in Northern Europe.

  • Relaxation in Colombia

Colombian justice has ordered the right-wing president Ivan Duque to ease the strict confinement imposed on people over the age of 70, who are deemed to be more vulnerable to the new coronavirus.

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Home loan during the holidays: the risks? – Insurance for Pets


Home exchange is a solution that many individuals willingly use to avoid enticing burglars into their homes during the holidays and at the same time to have someone who takes care of plants, pets, mail, etc.

But what are the risks of home swapping?

What are the risks of home exchange?

If home swapping is a great way to prevent your home from being burgled, other risks may remain. Domestic accidents can indeed occur and in particular: fire, water damage, vandalism, broken windows, etc. These are all reasons why it is important to be well covered by your online home insurance in order to ability to be compensated for damage.

Be aware that home insurance allows you to get compensation in market value or replacement value new of your property according to the formula offered by the insurance company. The family who will come to live in the house during the exchange is in fact legally considered as a guest at your home. Therefore, any damage occurring in your home during their stay must be covered by your home insurance, hence the importance of contracting one before making the exchange.

Note that the exchange is only possible if the family with whom you are exchanging justifies a liability insurance.

Home swap: who to lend to?

The choice of the people with whom you will exchange the house should not be trivial! It is very important to choose people you trust who will not intentionally cause damage to your home.

Today there are platforms on which people who wish to carry out a home exchange can meet and discuss at length before deciding on the loan. This will allow you to make known the rules which will have to be respected at home and especially to find people who have roughly the same vision as you in terms of respect for others, cleanliness, cleaning, etc.

Under what conditions to lend your house?

We have previously expressly emphasized the importance of purchasing home insurance before lending your home. In order for the exchange to take place in good conditions, you must also remember to notify your insurance of the current loan.

In addition, you will have to establish a home exchange contract with which you will be able to specify the loan conditions as well as the rules to be observed in this context. This document can also specify the amount of the deductible and the methods of coverage in the event of damage or claims. Everyone will normally have to pay the deductible charged by their insurance.

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Massive and mysterious death of Botswana elephants: the hypotheses – Insurance for Pets



In a few months, at least 275 elephants died. For the time being, no one knows the causes. In the absence of tangible elements, there remain hypotheses.

The figures announced vary widely. Elephant without Borders (EWB), the NGO that exposed the suspicious death, said there were at least 350 corpses. For their part, the authorities are announcing 20% ​​fewer deaths. According to Cyril Taolo, the director of the department of wildlife and parks, 275 carcasses have been found so far.

A repeating phenomenon

275 iconic animals, who died in a few weeks, that’s a lot. Especially since the phenomenon is repeated. Already in October 2019, a large-scale mortality had alerted the media. One hundred elephants in Botswana and 50 in neighboring Zimbabwe – where animals move freely had been found dead. At the time, drought and the anthrax bacteria (anthrax) were said to be responsible.

The carcass of one of the dead elephants in the Okavango Delta. (AFP / NATIONAL PARK RESCUE)

Judging by the images, the carcasses of the animals are more or less recent. A dozen deaths had already been reported at the beginning of May (link in English) in this sector of the Okavango Delta. According to Elephant Without Borders, they would last three months. As if an insidious evil had struck animals for a long time.

A virus ?

Could a virus or bacteria be responsible for these new deaths? Curiously this time, the authorities reject, despite the absence of analysis, an infection linked to anthrax. A bacteria harmful to herbivores, linked to the putrefaction of bodies in nature, and which strongly resists heat and drought by being able to remain active in soil soil. The animal ingests it by browsing or searching the earth.

Overcrowding

In 2019, we also pointed to the chronic overpopulation of elephants in the country. 135 000 pachyderms live in freedom in Botswana, that is to say the third of the population of African elephants. Botswana, which has become a sanctuary for pachyderms, has seen their population triple in about thirty years. Without abundant or even sufficient food, this could be fatal for the weakest individuals.

The poison ?

From the outset, poaching was ruled out, on the grounds that the animals retained their defenses, the only object of interest and of all lust.

However, poison, which has become the favorite weapon of poachers, appears to be a potential avenue. They regularly use cyanide. Not directly in the water, which would be accompanied by the deaths of other animals, but in the areas where the elephants graze. The behavior observed in certain pachyderms who seem disoriented, as victims of a neurotoxic, pleads for this hypothesis.

Difficult coexistence

If this is not the work of poachers, there is finally the trail of the local population, whose litigation is known to oppose the pachyderms. Coexistence is far from peaceful. Farmers complain about the ransacking of their crops by animals in search of food. “Elephants move freely. They enter the fields, trample the crops and sometimes attack the inhabitants”, wrote the newspaper The world in 2015.

Poisoning could be the gesture of an exasperated population who wants to get rid of the problem. In fact, seven out of ten dead elephants were found near a water point, as if they were lured into a trap.

Elephant protection controversy

Samples were taken from the dead animals. The analyzes will, perhaps, allow us to know the reasons for these massive deaths. Be that as it may, it brings water to the mill for protection associations which fight against actions to regulate herds. Botswana has thus reinstated, since this year, elephant hunting, granting 272 permits for the year 2020. A decision decried, both for the method and for an unacknowledged necessity, according to the associations.

The first hunts have still not taken place, for lack of hunters. These wealthy clients stayed at home because of the coronavirus.