Wednesday 29 June’s Comment section of the UK tabloid newspaper Daily Mail
featured the words of Maxi Pia Louis, the secretary of the Executive Committee of the Community Leaders Network.
Speaking for millions of rural Africans who co-exist with wildlife on a daily basis, Maxi Louis addressed the many misconceptions about Africa that persist in the Western mindset and which dictate public opinion and policy decisions, such as the legislation, previously called the Animals Abroad Bill,
making passage in the UK parliament. Amongst other animal welfare meansures, the bill is set to “ban the import of hunting trophies (into the UK) from endangered and threatened animals abroad”. An update appeared as an article in The Mail on Friday 1 July.