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India Sets Up Rhino Protection Force


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, humans, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 697 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
India has set up an elite rhinoceros protection force after a surge in attacks by poachers in its national parks



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Nyack Clancy (433)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 6:26 am
Noted- thank you (Maybe Africa will do the same, too- the sooner the better)
 

Rhonda Maness (602)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 1:20 pm
Thanks Cher
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:39 pm
We must pay the rangers better, prosecute the poachers more effectively, and shame/humiliate/spit on the people who are buying rhino horn in the first place!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:43 pm
India should get together with South Africa and come up with a solution. This clearly cannot go on.
 

Shailja Mukhtyar (90)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 3:11 pm
Its an uphill battle, but at least they recognize an issue, that is the first step.
In a land, where many go hungry, go without basics, its difficult to put animals above humans.

Rhinos are incredible, quickly losing land & territory, often killed in fear, or for their horns!!
Awareness is a huge first step in protections.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 3:23 pm
Good.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 5:04 pm
"Poachers hunt rhinos for their horns which sell for high prices in China and South East Asia where it is falsely believed to have aphrodisiac properties. In Chinese medicine it is also regarded as a cure for fever, gout, and rheumatism. It has also been used on patients suffering typhoid, snakebites and 'possession by the devil.' Tests by Western pharmaceutical firms have established that rhino horn, which is ground to powder and dissolved in boiling water, has no noticeable effect on human bodies. It is made of keratin, also found in bull horns."

The Chinese need to get it in their heads that rhino horn does absolutely nothing for their health nor is it an
aphrodisiac. If they need a stiffener for sex, they should get Viagra.

Anyone caught poaching, killing a Rhino should be sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Ty, Cher.
.
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 5:46 pm
So glad to hear! :)
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 6:32 pm
Good !!!!
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Friday October 5, 2012, 12:53 am
Best news yet - just hope our country takes note of this instead of spending taxpayers money on themselves and absolute rubbish.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Friday October 5, 2012, 2:13 am
Good! Hope every country concerned by poaching does the same!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday October 5, 2012, 5:26 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Joy Wong (76)
Friday October 5, 2012, 5:47 am
That is a good start. More and more countries should follow this,
 

pam w. (191)
Friday October 5, 2012, 9:53 am
Over and over and over.....how many times have we seen this kind of article?

The purveyors of rhino horn are mixing it with viagra, so it appears to work.

It's all very sad.
 
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