Poachers Will Soon Face Death Penalty in Kenya, Spurring Debate
The measure has been met with mixed responses. Life sentences and steep fines were not enough to deter poachers in Kenya. Now, those caught killing protected animals will be sentenced to death, according to the Independent. The measure hasn’t been legalized yet, but it will be “fast-tracked” for approval, the Independent reports. It’s the most extreme penalty in the world for poaching, and it represents a tipping point in the global fight against the decline of wildlife.