- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Afghan President Hamid Karzai doesn’t have the best record of passing laws to protect the people in his country, but that’s not to say that he’s doing nothing. Radio Free Europe/Radio Libery reports that Karzai just signed a degree to, among other things, bans the use of hand grenades for fishing:
In the decree, Karzai appeals to the public to help protect wildlife and the environment. He also called on high-ranking provincial officials to strictly apply the orders and penalize violators.
I have no idea how common this practice is, but it certainly does sound like something that shouldn’t be allowed.