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Flying elephants to Africa would be foolish meddling – The Times July 9 by Graham Boynton

Flying elephants to Africa would be foolish meddling.

by Graham Boynton The Times July 9, 2021

In an article published in The Times, journalist Graham Boynton reports that “Yet another group of sentimental urban western animal lovers has decided what is best for African wildlife, but may have neglected to tell the Africans involved about that decision. The Aspinall Foundation, whose head of PR is the redoubtable animal protection activist Carrie Johnson, the prime minister’s wife, has announced that it will fly 13 elephants from a Kent zoo to Kenya.”

Boynton concludes:

“The wild animals of Africa are only going to survive if the people they live alongside enjoy benefits from this arrangement, not if donor-funded animal rights organisations decide what is best for them.”

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