Eight lions have been killed, Koster Police found the lions at the lodges in Swartruggens. The Police received information that the lions were found dead that morning, the paws and snouts were cut-off.
Right now no one has been arrested however the investigation will continue.
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Footage of the Lions killed in Swartruggens NW. ⚠️ WARNING- Graphic pic.twitter.com/124PbIgBP8— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) January 3, 2020
This story has saddened many people throughout Social Media, people are unsure what would drive people to commit such atrocities, many are speculating money.
Crime and greed is flourishing one wonders why authorities are not dealing even with low hanging fruits ??♂️— Morudi (@modibaml) January 3, 2020
Dudes are heartless out there— ?️The Meister?️ (@jason_mphela) January 3, 2020
If poachers are behind the attack the usual victims are Tigers, but it has been reported that Tigers are becoming rarer over the years. The National Geographic reported that Lions are slowly becoming the target for poachers.