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South Africa:Convicted Rhino Poacher Assets Seized

Animals  (tags: Rhinos, wildlife, poachers, suffering, endangered, conservation, animalcruelty )

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Today the team has seized assets in the region of R11million, believed to have been acquired through criminal activities from convicted game farmer, Jan Karel Pieter Els from Thabazimbi, Limpopo

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Teresa W. (763)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 5:18 am
good news

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:06 am
This is wonderful!!! To seize this individuals assets is great, but sadly it would bring back the rhino's he slaughtered.

Michela m. (4052)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:13 am

Terry V. (30)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:40 am

MmAWAY M. (481)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:54 am
Throw this Arsh Wipe into a Pit, since, sadly there will never be enough Justice for the things that this POS has done!

Sue H. (6)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:57 am
Excellent! This should be standard procedure.

Henriette Matthijssen (149)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:49 pm
One reaps what they have sown. Karmic, universal laws are at work at all times. Thanks Jill.

Kim O. (395)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 11:26 pm
Hooray!!!! Sell off all of this tub of lard's assets and put the money into conservation efforts!! Say bye bye to all of your toys bought with blood money, you monster. Thanks Jill, this made me smile!!

Gloria picchetti (305)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:45 am
Good news. The police took everything from their homes & cleaned out their bank accounts. Rhinos don't deserve to be killed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:49 am

Jana Repova (65)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 7:56 am
Glad to hear this. Thanks!

June M. (124)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 8:20 am
noted..thanks for sharing the good news jill

Elaine Al Meqdad (266)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 9:36 am
Good! Now poach his fat arse as he looks bigger than an elephant!

Alet Coetzee (59)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 10:43 am
Good news, thanks.

Michael Kirkby (90)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:52 am
Good news but really a drop in the bucket. We can't get the rhino back.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:14 pm
At least no one can gain any profit from these Rhino's death not that is any consulation for the loss of these animals lives that didn't desewrve to die in this manner.

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 2:24 pm
i am glad they got one low life looser for killing rhinos and profiting from the life he despair. don't let this pos out.

Nimue Pendragon (321)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:18 pm

Mary T. (185)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:37 pm
Great news, So sad for the animals that had to die because of the greedy humans.

Mariette G. (169)
Monday July 23, 2012, 3:44 am
This is just great! You are so right Mary. Thanks Jill!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 23, 2012, 4:30 am
Thanks, good.

ellen m. (220)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:29 pm
Wonderful news...I would really be interested in finding out how they are going to use these seized assets.
Do you have any idea if they are going back into the fight against poaching?
Well paid security/game wardens would go a long way in making them try even harder, and would alleviate some of the lure of bribes.

Lisa Neste (742)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:22 pm
Noted, thanks Jill. Still holding onto hope for the lovely Rhino's!

Pat A. (117)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 3:18 am
HOORAY!!! Glorious, wonderful, amazing news - hooray! Mind you - as Ellen M says - how are they going to use those assets - will they go towards the police and other's fight against poaching, or just generally to help the government?

Ron B. (0)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 3:41 pm
It seems that some of the people commenting here are short on facts. Therefore, I did a little internet search. No--ZERO--rhinos were killed. Rhinos were apparently anesthetized and their horns were cut off. In countries like Zambia and Zimbabwe, cutting the horns off living rhinos--to subtract the poacher's financial incentive for killing rhinos--has been standard practice for years.

The problem here was bureaucratic. The men involved did not have have the required permits for removing the horns and storing them. This is not to forgive them. Their motives were presumably pecuniary but, again, no rhinos were killed.

One human being, however, is dead by suicide and another will spend 8 years in South African maximum security prison. Unfortunately, an 8 year sentence under those circumstances may be the equivalent to a death sentence. Two human lives destroyed and no rhinos were significantly harmed.
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