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South Africa to Use Aircraft Against Rhino Poachers

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- 2023 days ago -
South Africa is to deploy a reconnaissance airplane to combat a massive rise in rhino poaching.

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Mike H (252)
Tuesday December 4, 2012, 9:15 pm
I hope the aircraft have missiles

Danuta W (1250)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 2:52 am

lee e (114)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:08 am
Better late than never!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 6:44 am
Yeas. agreeing with Christeen A. >>>>> Whatever works. Thank you Cal for this one. HOPING THIS WILL HELP!!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 7:45 am
Fly around and shoot them from the planes like they are doing to our wolves. We need to save the rhinos at all costs. The poachers do not deserve a chance to skirt justice. Just kill them all!

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:32 am
Until the poverty which drives poaching is eliminated...all the choppers in the world would be enough.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:36 am
If only people worldwide would say no to buying ivory they would not bother poaching the rhino like elephants
Good at last South Africa is doing something Hope they get rid of loads of poachers

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:06 am

Veronique L (209)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 10:12 am

michelle t (41)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:39 pm
Excellent.Use aircraft and machine gun them.I am deadly serious.Kill them.
Poverty is not an excuse.These uneducated scumbags are the trailer trash of the earth.Kill all hunters and poachers!!!!!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:55 pm

Alicia V (181)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 12:59 pm
Whatever is required. Enough is enough.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:09 pm
Hope it works!! They should use every resource they have to fight poaching!!

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:34 pm
Good news!!

Vladimir Tarlo (50)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 1:39 pm
Kill all Poachers. They deserve such kind of Punishment only.

janet f (29)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 4:59 pm
They should shoot them on sight. No questions asked.

Barbara Goheen (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 7:09 pm

Joy W (103)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:26 pm
Noted. Hope they manage to catch the culprits or better still shoot them down.

Harshita Sharma (137)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 8:39 pm

Nancy Black (308)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:04 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared. Any method that stops the extinction of these animals works for me.

Gwen Hillman (0)
Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9:54 pm
To Pam W. Poverty is not what is driving the slaughter of our rhinos - it is actually the other side of the coin. It is the wealthy that want the rhino horn. The poor cannot afford it. Even if it was the poor, being poor is no excuse to slaughter these magnificent animals. Because it is the rich demanding the horn, it makes it even more disgusting!!

To Leslene Dunn: I agree with you on one point. This government is retarded and don't give a F*** about ANY life - never mind that of an animal. What people must understand is that he SA government are NOT the ones to bring this plane into operation. This was done by a private organisation. The SA government has not even committed ONE CENT to the security of our rhinos. This must be the most useless government on the face of this planet - they are only interested in what benefits them. I am South African, I love my country passionately. I love the rhinos passionately (all animals really) BUT I hate this government JUST AS PASSIONATELY. They are useless (beyond useless). At one time, there was talk about bringing the army in - it seems that it is just talk. I think that orders must be gven to shoot the poachers on sight - no questions asked. Find out who the big wigs are that are fuelling this demand - AND SHOOT THEM TOO !!!!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:27 am
Harsher laws need to be put into affect!

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:41 am
Noted and Thnx Cal :0

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:10 am
I hope that it helps the fight.

carol k (17)
Friday December 7, 2012, 2:21 pm
God Speed to them and slay the poachers!

Dianne D (490)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:11 am
I thoought the poachers already were using aircraft. I agree with a lot of the commenters. They need to make these area's no fly zones and shoot down anyone in them. Hope they are successful. The other option is to have their military stay with the rhino's at ALL times. Better yet, hire some of the villagers to do this.

Mónica Ayuga (109)
Friday February 22, 2013, 2:21 am
Si el Gobierno le interesase evitar la masacre de los rinocerontes ya se habría evitado, el Gobierno siempre esta de parte de los que tienen dinero y esto sucede en todos los países del mundo, salvar a un animal no llena los bolsillos ni del Gobierno ni de los políticos !!

MARINA M (125)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:23 am
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