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South Africa: Mokoena Welcomes Jail Term for Poachers


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

Jill
- 687 days ago - allafrica.com
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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Pat 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 S. (314)
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. (797)
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. (237)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:10 am
29 years hope they serve everyday of it!
 

Dawn Mason (104)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 8:15 am
Great news!! Good for them Let it be known!!
 

Lisa Neste (695)
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!!
 

Lauren Kozen (152)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:37 am
Noted. Thanks Jill.
 

Sue H. (1)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 11:52 am
Noted. It's about time poachers got the punishment they deserve.
 

Alet Coetzee (57)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 12:02 pm
Noted, thanks Jill!!
 

ellen m. (233)
Tuesday September 4, 2012, 6:07 pm
great news!
 

Laurie H. (690)
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~~~
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
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. (103)
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 (70)
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.
 

John S. (297)
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.
 

Mariette G. (145)
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. (80)
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. (188)
Thursday September 6, 2012, 11:51 pm
Thanks Jill, great news.
 

Elsie Au (266)
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 (231)
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. (134)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:18 am
Thank you Jill for sharing......
 

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