Kenya denies supplying Saudi canned hunts

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, October 1994:

NAIROBI, Kenya––The Kenya Wildlife Service
on September 9 denied a report that it had sold endangered
giraffes and zebras to canned hunts in Saudi Arabia. KWS
director David Western said Kenya did recently donate ani-
mals to the national zoos of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,
however, including giraffes, zebras, ostriches, Thompson
gazelles, mongooses, porcupines, dikdiks, and exotic
birds. He said none of the animals are endangered in
Kenya. Western succeeded Richard Leakey as head of
KWS earlier this year. The service is often at odds with
political factions who wish to reintroduce trophy hunting,
now banned, to Kenya.
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