Human rights abuse and trophy hunting in Cameroon
An elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by French billionaire Benjamin de Rothschild has been implicated in human rights abuses – including illegal evictions and torture – against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors.
This is not an isolated incident. Across Africa, tribal people are accused of “poaching” because they hunt to feed their families. And they face arrest and beatings, torture and death, while big game trophy hunters are encouraged. Survival International is leading the fight against these abuses.