Survival International turns to British royals

Basarwa lawyer Gordon Bennet addressing the media in Johannesburg. PIC: SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL
Basarwa lawyer Gordon Bennet addressing the media in Johannesburg. PIC: SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL

JOHANNESBURG: Survival International has called on the United for Wildlife (UFW) an organisation that was founded by the British royals Prince William and his brother Prince Harry to publicly declare its support for Basarwa’s cause and tribal subsistence hunting during the organisation’s annual conference next month in Kasane.

Speaking at a media conference in Johannesburg yesterday, British human rights lawyer and Survival International activist Gordon Bennett said that tribal people living in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) should not be criminalised for hunting wild animals to feed their families.

“This is their way of life, they chose it, it is their central part of existence and we urge the conference to issue a statement on tribal subsistence hunting,” he said. Bennett, who represented the Basarwa in their landmark court battle with the government over their forced relocation, was banned from entering Botswana in 2013.

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