NGO alarmed by impact of international bill on African rural communities





NGO alarmed by impact of international bill on African rural communities

Resource Africa said the UK government is considering introducing a new Animals Bill which would have a major ripple effect on communities whose livelihoods would be affected.

FILE: A goat herder in Qunu. Image: Aletta Gardner/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG – An environmental NGO is sounding the alarm over new international legislation that will impact rural communities across Africa.

Resource Africa said the UK government is considering introducing a new Animals Bill which would have a major ripple effect on communities whose livelihoods would be affected.

The Animals Abroad Bill will impact hunting, animal rights and human needs.

Shylock Muyengwa, representative of the organization: “A quick statistic of the impact is that most of the income from these communities is 80% on hunting, so it directly affects the ability of these communities to finance their health as well as their education and other welfare programs.”




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