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Wildlife Extra News - Brutal Attack on Rhino Calf in South Africa By Poachers Stuns Rescue Staff

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- 1938 days ago -
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) Rhino Orphan Response Project, in partnership with the Rhino Orphanage, was called on to assist in the rescue of a horrifically injured, two month old rhino orphan.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:53 am

deb s (145)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:57 am
why why why must man be so dam cruel to do this i never will understand the sick mind and that is what we need to try and abolish no good for the better human race if they would do something like this we aren't safe from el sickos!

Jill V (416)
Monday February 4, 2013, 2:30 am
poor poor baby! what is wrong with people. thanks for reminding me how rotten we are Kevin...i must never forget what we humans are like.

Danuta W (1250)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:50 am

Mike H (252)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:09 am
I have seen evil and its name is human

. (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:35 am
Long as there is a market for rhino horn and elephant tusks there will always be this senseless violence against animals. Less humans and more habitat please.

Sandi C (98)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:11 am
noted with anger.

Pirjo Sundqvist (174)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:40 am
I wonder if the price of some animal part in your country would be as high as the price of rhino horn or ivory is (they cost more than their weight in gold,I bet that any animal would be as doomed as the African megafauna...
We need to act toward stopping the Asian demand on animal parts somehow...

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:12 am
We have to do all we can to stops these horrors!

katarzyna phillips (6)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:54 am
"Yolan Friedmann, CEO of the EWT, expressed dismay at the needless cruelty of the South African poachers involved in the incident. "The EWT is appalled at the outrageous brutality and disrespect for life displayed by this attack. The rise in the incidence of rhino poaching driven by international trade in the horn is a terrible reality but we cannot ignore the fact that it is South African people wantonly destroying their own heritage. The attack on the calf was an act of entirely unnecessary malice and we as a nation need to start thinking extremely hard about our utter lack of respect for life in so many areas of our society." "

so very true. eventually, there will be no more of these animals left due to human greed

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:19 pm
Its terrible what is going on in Africa with the poaching There are people that care who run the rescue centres for these animals but they feel as if they are fighting a losing battle out there I belong to the Mad Network in SA and i had a message to say they have already lost 39 rhino from poaching in January The figures are appalling and South Africa needs to take more notice as these animals are going to become extinct with these numbers of killings every month Too many people dont care out there and too many trophy hunters The people in the west are powerless as to know what to do and the rescue centres in SA lack funds and radios etc for the rangers to use The government in SA has to do more The West could help if it made buying or selling ivory illegal with heavy penalties Lets hope something soon gets done for all the poor creatures out there or else we will lose them all

Cristina M (137)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 11:53 pm
Damn poachers! If I could kill them all, I would, I gladly serve the time because every day in jail would be a happy one knowing I took care of at least some of them
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