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Road Trip! Six White Rhinos Evacuated to Avoid Certain Death

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- 1822 days ago -
Six white rhinos were successfully moved to another country where they remain under military protection.

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:02 am
Some good news!

Kit B (276)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:10 am

It's sad that it has come to this, but good that this company is willing to invest in the future of Rhinos.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:47 am
Good to see the private sector stepping up to bat although I suspect it was primarily done to protect their business interests. Doesn't really matter ~ the rhinos are protected. If itty-bitty Botswana can do it maybe they'll set an example that other countries will follow.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:53 am

Mary T (358)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 8:54 am
took the pledge, really sad that people want to kill rhinos for their horns

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 9:12 am
At least someone is trying to save them---for once. But these poachers are relentless maggots+they'll be sniffing them out in no time. Simply more has to be done 4 all our wildlife. Keeping my fingers crossed. I hope the Military doesn't sell them out. Thx Cher

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 9:55 am
more must be done more rangers and more equipment is needed the top organizations must get more involved with this and someone needs to ban China getting the ivory

signed & Noted

Lisa W (143)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 10:03 am
Hope they stay safe, ty Cher!

Christeen A (368)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 10:11 am
Thanks for sharing the good news with us.

Roseann d (178)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 10:35 am
Poach the poachers. They should be impaled on stakes as future deterrents. With the extinction of a species, it's what they deserve.

pam w (139)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 10:37 am
Until we solve the problem of human poverty, ''traditional medicine'' and human greed....poaching will continue and species will be lost.

. (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:02 am
I'm glad to read what sadly needs to be done is done.

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:15 am
Noted. This story was like a gift today. How great to hear of an organization that'll do something like this!

Ruth C (87)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:35 am
God protect them!

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:57 am
bardzo dobra wiadomość, dzięki

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 12:25 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 2:25 pm

Sunday May 26, 2013, 7:16 pm
Thanks Cher. What a sad world when we have to put our animals under military protection.

Eve L (57)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 7:17 pm
That's a great thing, I hope they will continue the hard work. : )

linda n (3877)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 9:29 pm

Julie E (405)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 10:22 pm
This is a positive step. Getting desperate. An average of 2 rhino's killed every day.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:15 pm

Fran F (118)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:32 pm
Glad to learn of some effective protection for rhinos!

Anne W (11)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:44 pm
Heartwarming, but very worrying. The idea of these lovely animals being hunted and killed the way they are breaks my heart. When will it stop? Will it ever stop until every last rhino and elephant are gone? Too sad, but this story at least gives a glimmer of hope. Thanks for sharing.

Inge B (202)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 11:56 pm
something to rejoice.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday May 27, 2013, 12:08 am
At last, someone had some sense to do this - all these animals, in fact each and every animal deserves to have military protection - wish I had the knowledge and power to design robots that could protect all these animals.

Sherri G (128)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:18 am
Noted and took the activist pledge against poaching. You rock Botswana if you succeed in protecting these rhinos when Penda reserve can not. TY Cher

Danuta W (1249)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:45 am

Elsa Boet (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:19 am
signed and noted

Anne Woods (23)
Monday May 27, 2013, 5:43 am
thank god

. (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:03 am
Wonderful news, Cher! Thanks for sharing.

Anna Undebeck (256)
Monday May 27, 2013, 7:31 am
Thanks for the news - hope they will be safe.

Jane H (139)
Monday May 27, 2013, 7:53 am

Sara P (57)
Monday May 27, 2013, 8:05 am
Good news but would be better if they pay the same attention to the poachers!!! Thanks Cher.

Sandi C (98)
Monday May 27, 2013, 8:09 am
great news.

Patricia H. (440)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:09 am

Past Member (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:36 am
thank you

Carol H (229)
Monday May 27, 2013, 10:30 am
good news, thanks Cher

Betty Kelly (4)
Monday May 27, 2013, 10:52 am
GOOD that they were saved; sad that such steps are necessary for Rhinos to live.

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:17 pm
Thx for the info

Laurie H (817)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:52 pm
So concerned for all the wild animals-glad these Rhinos were protected. Thanks for this posting Cher & Sara for the forward~

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 7:47 am
Great, noted thanks

. (0)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 10:40 am
#10.872 signed and noted - thank you dear Cher
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