Trevor Noah's hunting jibes rile Southern Africa

Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah

South African comedian Trevor Noah suggested on his US late-night news satire television programme, The Daily Show last week that wildlife hunting should be banned in Southern Africa because it only brings as little as three percent benefits to the region’s hunting communities.

Most of the wildlife-rich Southern African countries, including poor rural communities from his home country South Africa whose livelihoods depend on hunting wildlife revenue reacted with disappointment.

They dismissed Noah’s claim that rural community hunting benefits were insufficient in the region as a pack of lies aimed at pleasing his Western paymasters who want to impose their anti-hunting values on Africa.

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