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Animal rights groups rejoice after elephant fatally crushed hunter who tried to shoot it

By Mason White 1:54 PM August 16, 2017
Elephants (illustration)
Elephants (illustration)
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) Animal rights group around the world, publicly rejoiced after hearing about an elephant that trampled a hunter to death in Namibia.

According to the Otjozondjupa regional police, 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, who was an experienced and licensed hunter from Argentina, was hunting elephants in a private wildlife area on Saturday afternoon.

Monzalvez was with friends and family when he tried to shoot an approaching elephant in Farm Mopane. However, before being able to shoot, the elephant trampled Monzalvez to death.

When reports about Monzalvez’s demise spread, animals rights groups across the globe rejoiced and applauded the actions of the elephant.

In May, a professional hunter died after a member of his team shot an elephant, which then toppled on top of him, according to police in Zimbabwe.

51-year-old Theunis Botha of Tzaneen, South Africa, was crushed to death on Friday afternoon, during a hunting expedition in Gwai.

Botha was the owner and leader of Game Hounds Safaris.

Botha led a team of hunters when they came across a herd of elephants. Three elephants charged at Botha, and he shot them all.

A fourth elephant then approached Botha, and picked him up with its trunk. That is when a member of his team fired a fatal shot at the elephant.

The elephant collapsed, crushing Botha to death with its body weight. Botha left behind his wife Carika, and five children.