This elephant was hunted and shot by a safari operator and his client. Was that illegal or unethical? "It is not illegal to shoot a collared animal in a designated hunting area in Zimbabwe," Bown says. "Often you cannot see the collar, especially on lions, and, from some angles, on elephant. SOAZ considers it unethical and unacceptable to deliberately shoot a collared animal. However, it is accepted that the collars can often not be seen and mistakes do happen in the heat of the hunt. The Association has recommended that in the future those responsible for collaring animals advise the operators of nearby hunting areas so they are aware of their presence. No one actually knew this elephant was there in this incident&."