Sunday 13 September 2009

Victory: Hippopotamus kills a soldier hunting illegally in a park

The endless slaughter of animals causes occasional reversals.

We still don't know how it will end. A fully armed, politically imbalanced and morally degenerate humanity is hellbent on a mission of unnatural and total destruction of everything - will Nature find a way to stop us in time to save the planet? Or will humanity itself awaken consciously to its role as steward and caretaker of the sacred lives we've been entrusted to protect?

This hippopotamus is not waiting for answers from politicians. She chose Direct Action.

Direct Action by animals speaks in the most noble and crudest of forms: if you leave me no other option, I will kill you. And that's what happened.

She attacked a group of soldiers engaged in illegal fishing and hunting, overturned their boat and killed one of them.

Let's have more.

Petros Evdokas

Hippo kills poaching soldier in DR Congo park
Sat Sep 12, 2009

KINSHASA (AFP) – A hippopotamus killed a member of Democratic Republic of Congo government forces at Virunga National Park while he was fishing illegally, a local environmental NGO said Saturday.

Bantu Lukamba of the IDPE non-governmental organisation told AFP that Private Sebagendi was killed Thursday when he was fishing along with five other people on Lake Edward in spite of a fishing ban.

"As he could not swim he was devoured by the hippo which had earlier overturned their boat," he said adding that the incident was the first of its kind in the park which covers an area of 790,000 hectares (1.95 million acres).

Usually, "they (the military) shoot at the animals," he said.

According to UNESCO the park which borders Uganda comprises an outstanding diversity of habitats, ranging from swamps and steppes to the snowfields of Rwenzori at an altitude of over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet), and from lava plains to savannahs on the slopes of volcanoes.

Mountain gorillas are found in the park, some 20,000 hippopotamuses live in the rivers and birds from Siberia spend the winter there, the United Nations cultural organisation said on its website.

IDPE said "at least 18 animals including seven elephants, four hippopotamuses and a lion were killed [by illegal hunters] in the park between late August and early September".



"Is this incident a moment of karmic justice?
Perhaps: It turns out that military forces are ruthlessly poaching wildlife - including hippos - in Virunga National Park." - EcoWorldly:

Three Elephants Killed by Soldiers


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