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South Africa: Mokoena Welcomes Jail Term for Poachers

Animals  (tags: wildlife, rhino, poachers, jail, cruelty, death, animals )

- 2052 days ago -
Geasson Corsa, 35, and Ali Nkuna, 25, were sentenced to 29 years in jail for trespassing, being in possession of hunting rifles and ammunition, and poaching a rhino and its calf.

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P A (117)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:57 am
Wow - 29 years in jail - that should send out a warning! God bless all the rangers and all those working to protect these marvellous and beautiful creatures. The poor mother rhino and her calf.....

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 7:01 am
They deserve the book to be thrown at them for this horrible crime they committed!!

Terry V (30)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 7:08 am
It's a start.

We are MURDERING our planet, thus ourselves

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 7:20 am
I hope the word gets to all the poachers.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 7:37 am
A decent amount of jail time for a change, that's great news. The picture of the baby next to its mother is heartbreaking.

Sandi C (99)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:10 am
29 years hope they serve everyday of it!

Dawn M (142)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:15 am
Great news!! Good for them Let it be known!!

Lisa N (206)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:30 am
Noted, thanks Jill. The image is heart wrenching.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:21 am
Pena de muerte para todas esas escorias humanas!!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:37 am
Noted. Thanks Jill.

. (0)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:52 am
Noted. It's about time poachers got the punishment they deserve.

Alet Coetzee (59)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:02 pm
Noted, thanks Jill!!

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:07 pm
great news!

Laurie H (817)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:09 pm
They're low life "MURDERERS!" i just cried seeing this photo!!!!!!!~ Wish we could stop all of this from EVER happening again, anywhere and EVERYWHERE!~ Thanks so much for sending Ruth~~~

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:18 pm
29 years! I am doing my happy dance! Great news!

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:15 pm
This is good news.

Ali Murphy (1)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:27 pm
so very sad and heart breaking to see this terrible image. hope the poachers suffer every single day!!

Robert O (12)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 9:27 pm
Definitely a good way to get the message across loud and clear and I hope all others thinking about committing atrocities like that against animals heed it. Thanks Jill.

Gabriela C (105)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:08 pm
Noted with hope. Thanks for posting Jill !

Jenny Dooley (830)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 10:55 pm
Thank you for this good news. The photo breaks my heart.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 12:15 am
Noted - they should have thrown this monster in jail for the rest of his miserable life. But 29 years is good enough - bless this Judge abundantly - all animal abusers should appear in front of him.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 3:58 am
Thanks, hopefully the trend for longer sentences continue, but it might be cheaper to sentence them to a week of camping without supplies.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday September 5, 2012, 4:03 am
Great news! Hope it serves as a warning for others. Heartbreaking picture! Thanks for sharing Jill!

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 4:44 pm
Noted Tks. Jill... This is great news, I hope more are caught or killed!! This has to stop now before there are none of these beautiful creatures left that's all Ivory baring animal...

Mary T (178)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 11:51 pm
Thanks Jill, great news.

Elsie Au (259)
Friday September 7, 2012, 3:27 am
I hope they will be in jail for the whole 29 years, no early release!

Susann K (24)
Friday September 7, 2012, 4:30 pm
Hope ....

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 1:09 am
HERE, HEAR , ELSIE!!...(another rhino picture that brings me to my knees in tears.....when I see rhinos, I want to feel warm and fuzzy inside, as they play and graze....instead..I dare not say what I would do to these poachers..I would end up in prison , next to them

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:12 pm
Noted and 29 years sentence is a good start !! Thanx Jill Thanx for the original post Michela :-)

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday September 10, 2012, 12:11 pm
This picture broke my heart, but its ABOUT TIME there are some consequences!!!

Oh, how I would LOVE to be a sniper aimed at them poachers... Now THATS HUNTING!

Valerie H (133)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:18 am
Thank you Jill for sharing......

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Friday September 21, 2012, 8:47 pm
Serve them out poachers...
Thanks Jill..
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