It appears the lions attacked the poachers while they sleep. Smart lions, they are. At around 4.30 a.m. on Monday morning, one of Sibuya’s anti-poaching dogs gave her handler a warning that something was wrong. The handler then heard a commotion from the lions but didn’t investigate as there usually is around the early hours. This is when authorities believed the incident occurred.
Hmmm...I kind of have to wonder if it may not have gone like this instead: "See poachers, shoot poachers, lions clean up the mess." Not that I have a problem with any of that! Plus, the story of being eaten by lions is more horrific and a better deterrent to future poachers than merely getting shot.
So we perhaps "even the odds" and "restore the natural balance" by helping create some genetically enhanced lions that dislike the skinnies but don't mind the heavy set types... perhaps a bit of training too just for fun... Then of course some breeding assistance to make sure they populate really well..