U.S. senators: poaching a ‘threat to security’

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When Cecil the lion was killed in July outside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the international community reacted with grief and outrage. But while it didn’t receive the same level of coverage, that very same week, five elephants were poached in Kenya’s Tsavo West National Park for their ivory tusks. These elephants represent just a fraction of the hundreds of thousands of iconic wildlife slaughtered every year to fuel the illegal trade in wildlife products.


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