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I was whipped 45 times

Listen to this Baka man explain how he was tortured for hunting to feed his family. As Survival revealed earlier this year, the police chief responsible was found to be involved in ivory trafficking himself.

An elephant-hunting safari operation jointly owned by French billionaire Benjamin de Rothschild has been implicated in human rights abuses – including illegal evictions and torture – against local Baka “Pygmies” and their neighbors in this region.

This is not an isolated incident. Across Africa, tribal people are accused of “poaching” because they hunt to feed their families. And they face arrest and beatings, torture and death, while big game trophy hunters are encouraged. Survival International is leading the fight against these abuses.

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