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Poor poor doggies: 40 wilddogs burnt
« on: November 20, 2012, 07:55:42 am »
Local villagers have burned 40 African wild dogs alive in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, on the Eastern border of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The mass murder is said to be a reaction by villagers to the theft of livestock. Apparently villagers in Kertalo and Orkiu have lost 157 goats and 4 cattle to the dogs. In retaliation, they blocked the caves in which the wild dogs live with stones and set them alight while the dogs were inside.

This incident serves to highlight the battle this species faces. Classified as endangered on the IUCN red list, population estimates suggest that there are only between 3 000 and 5 500 wild dogs left in the wild, with less than 2 500 being classified as mature.  Tanzania is said to be home to 20% of the world’s wild dog population. And human-wildlife conflict is its greatest threat.

found it this morning on a 4x4 site, taken from the Africa Geographics
« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 07:58:47 am by Dusty Rusty »
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Re: Poor poor doggies: 40 wilddogs burnt
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 08:00:13 am »
Ai.


Beteken dit dat die boere in die Oos-Vrystaat die Sotho's op 'n hoop kan jaag en aan die brand steek?  :-\
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Re: Poor poor doggies: 40 wilddogs burnt
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 08:02:02 am »
Then they ask why are they unliked and unloved? Fark them all.
 

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Re: Poor poor doggies: 40 wilddogs burnt
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 08:04:33 am »
Terrible, there must had been puppies too.   :( 

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Re: Poor poor doggies: 40 wilddogs burnt
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 04:14:40 pm »
here's something on the lighter side:

http://blog.africageographic.com/africa-geographic-blog/wildlife/a-catch-up-session-with-limpopo-lipadis-wild-dogs/
Dusty... I've just returned from the Tuli block, and been advised my Stuart Quinn, who runs Tuli Wilderness Trails that of the wilddogs introduced to the area, there are only Two males left.
Apparently of the seven counted, two were run over my a farmer in his bakkie  :'( and three died from eating a poisoned carcass. The whole of that area is extremely dry at the moment, and we are not too sure if the survivors will live.
Haven't been spotted for quite a while now..... very sad. :-[
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