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KILLING OF ROCK PYTHONS- FOR SANGOMAS MUTI --hatred /ignorance

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KILLING OF ROCK PYTHONS- FOR SANGOMAS MUTI --hatred /ignorance

Unread post by CARLWINTER » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:58 am

Can anyone ----please enlighten me ---as to the protected status --or penalties ---under South African law --
for killing /capture /destroying this magnificent reptile here in the North of KZN ----Lebombo mts

I have searched endlessly ---in vain --GOOGLE search has revealed only repetitive facts on ROCK PYTHONS
but what is the status --penalties for possession iof this reptile?

sad -- but true --its being slaughtered here --( ophidiophobia --is par for the course amongst locals ) IGNORANCE is rife
-surely --this reptile is protected? if so -----where is the CITIES 2 list ? this is puzzling ----
or is it open season on pythons --as the arrogant locals CLAIM ??? Where can one find the laws protecting certain reptiles?

tHIS ROCK PYTHON is classed as strictly protected /endangered ---in Zambia ---so surely this must apply here?

appreciate any detailed legal advice
regards C A winter

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