From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2010:
HARARE–The Zimbabwean government “has aborted a wildlife
trade deal with the secretive Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
amid widespread condemnation from pressure groups,” Bernard Mpofu of
The Independent reported on June 17, 2010.
The Independent is the largest Zimbabwean newspaper not
controlled by the Zanu-PF political party, which is headed by
Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
The $23,000 deal was “blocked after local and international
natural resources campaigners criticised the destined living
conditions of the animals at Pyongyang Zoo,” Mpofu said.