Selling Helmeted Guinea Fowl
I am a small entrepreneur who sells chicken and Helmeted Guinea Fowls at our local market. My friends inform me that it is illegal to sell Helmeted Guinea Fowls. Is there any truth in this?
Helmeted Guinea Fowl known as Kanga in Kiswahili, although commonly raised in many households in Tanzania, is a game bird listed under Part B of the Second Schedule to the Wildlife Conservation Act, 2019.
Being listed in the second schedule, the Helmeted Guinea Fowl is a trophy whose possession requires a permit from the director of wildlife. Unlawful possession of kanga is an economic offence attracting a penalty of 20 years imprisonment. Hence you need a permit to continue operating the way you are otherwise it is a criminal offence.