This is an intriguing article about the new hunting laws in South Africa. I won’t say too much because I believe this short article is worth a read. It is good to see that this country has finally changed it laws governing hunting (or what I believe is poaching) of the ‘big 5.’ (And I am not entirely sure if this law governs only these animals or all animals in the country). This article talks mainly about the African Lion and rhinos, which I looked-up and the lion has a ‘vulnerable’ status and the White Rhino an ‘endangered’ status and the Black Rhino a ‘critically endangered’ status, so I truly do not understand how these animals are allowed to be hunted in the first place. There are some discussions of economy in the article; I love how the economy is an excuse to do anything and everything to help a country survive. South Africa is doing pretty good for itself compared to its neighbors, perhaps they are just afraid of loosing this status. I have a friend that lives in Preoria, S.A. so I plan to pose some of these questions to her and I will post her answers as a comment to this post.