Breaking News! Karma Strikes Again As Another Trophy Hunter Is Tampled & Killed By An Elephant In Namibia

Another trophy hunter met his fate on Saturday after he was trampled to death by an elephant in Namibia.

The professional hunter, who police identified as Jose Monzalvez, was killed at Farm Mopane which is approximately 70 kilometers northwest of Kalkfeld.

The 46-year-old reportedly was one of two Argentinian and three Namibian trophy hunters who were tracking down a herd of elephants.

As reported on AllAfrica.com, one of the elephants apparently noticed the hunters from a distance and before they could find a location to shoot the identified animal they had to kill, it chased them.

Monzalvez, according to police, had a permit to hunt in Namibia and worked for an oil company.

As previously reported by WAN, Monzalvez death follows news of another trophy hunter’s demise in May when an elephant charged and killed Theunis Botha, 51, A South African big game hunter on a big game trophy hunting reserve in Zimbabwe.

In that case, the avid trophy hunter was with clients and leading them on a hunt when they stumbled into the middle of a breeding herd of female elephants at the Good Luck Farm near Hwange National Park.

One of the female elephants lifted Botha off the ground with her trunk and was tragically shot by another hunter who was with Botha at the time. She sadly passed away as a result of the rifle shot.

The female elephant who was likely very protective because she was in heat or trying to protect her young, she collapsed and crushed the trophy hunter leading to his death.

Botha who operated his trophy hunting company named Game Hounds Safaris out of South Africa left behind five children and a wife.

At the time, WAN had expressed hope that as a result of this tragedy, that his company would no longer promote trophy hunting but sadly, after checking this morning, it appears the company is still up and running and its website is live.

Trophy hunting must be banned across the African Plains before many of our endangered species will no longer exist in the wild. It is our job to be the voice of the rapidly disappearing species in Africa and across our planet to protect them before it’s too late!

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