August 14, 2017 An Argentinian man has been killed in Namibia after he was trampled by an elephant, local media report. The […]
August 14, 2017
An Argentinian man has been killed in Namibia after he was trampled by an elephant, local media report.
The Namibia Press Agency said the hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld.
Mr Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentinian and three Namibians when he was killed.
It says one of the elephants charged before the group was able to find a spot to aim and shoot.
Monzalvez and his group had the appropriate hunting permits according to local police.
According to the Journal Du Cameroun, the group were also professional big game hunters.
Relatives have been informed of the man’s death.
Still, the Internet’s reaction has been overwhelmingly negative, with many people expressing their disgust with the big game hunting.
Many people were enraged by this and expressed their anti-hunting views:
While others were on the hunter’s side: