May 5th 2008 By Anthony Layser
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South Africa recently lifted a ban on killing elephants, specifying that hunters are required to act quickly and humanely and use rifles with a minimum caliber of .375.
Ending the 13-year ban on elephant culls has drawn the ire of some animal-rights activists, but government officials contend the move is needed to control a population that has grown from 8,000 in 1995 to more than 18,000.
Elephants have no non-human predators and can turn woodlands into grass and stubs in just a few years.
No doubt Ted Nugent is already making plans to book an upcoming gig in Johannesburg.
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