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South Africa: 549 Rhino Poached This Year, No End in Sight.

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- 2015 days ago -
So far [this year]... we have lost more than 500 rhino. [As of] yesterday [Monday], the figure was at 549... The problem is still increasing," environmental affairs deputy director-general Fundisile Mketeni said.

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Teresa W (782)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:59 am

Nicole W (646)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 9:28 am
sadly noted

Michela M (3964)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:12 pm

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:45 pm
So sad that these people do not respect life, Greed is a decease of a few! Thanks Jill.

Mary T (178)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:04 pm
Noted with great sadness over the loss of these wonderful animals.

Ruth C (87)
Friday November 16, 2012, 8:36 am
It hurts me so much to hear horrible news like this!

. (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:24 am
I'm so sick of this. Shoot the damned poachers on site..ty Jill

. (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:25 am
Thanks Barb for the fwd...:)

Danuta W (1249)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:16 am

Jane H (8)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:16 am
Senseless act of destruction!!!! No respect for life. Education, rangers, security for these animals!!!

Karen R (87)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:16 am

donnaa D (14)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:31 am
noted, too sad too comment

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:03 am
:-(((((((((((((( no words :-((((((((

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:03 am
no words :-(((((((((((

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:31 am sad

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:22 am
Noted and posted

aj E (164)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 10:27 am
sadly noted.

pam w (139)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 10:55 am
Until we solve the problem of poverty in countries which shelter rhinos....this problem WILL continue! One rhino horn can "feed" a family for a year. That's reality.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:17 am
If I was one of those guards I would shot those poachers asses one by one

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:31 am
Noted. Horrible and very sad. Thanks so much, Jill.

Dianne D (490)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:14 pm
I pray for all the animals everyday and curse those that abuse, abandan and kill animals. They have to do something to save these and all the animals or loose them forever. Perhaps they need to relocate the rhinos and elephants to a country that can and will protect them. I hope they hire poachers to poach the poachers.

michelle t (41)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:18 pm
As I have sais previously implement the mandatory death penalty for ALL poachers and hunters.

michelle t (41)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:21 pm
As I have said previously implement the mandatory death penalty for ALL poachers and hunters and let the suppposed poverty stricken eat these poacher bastards bodies.
Poverty IS NOT a reason to kill animals and poach. GET TOUGH!!!!!!!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:46 pm
Noted & posted

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:51 pm
Thank you Jill for publishing this horror.

These unrelenting Holocaust towards Rhinos is not going to stop come what may until there is absolutely NONE left.

As much as I detest all forms of mutiny on animals... I am saying this with a heavy heart that perhaps the only way to save the magnificent Rhino is by having all of them surgically and humanely dehorned by vets. Yes this method is very unpallatable.. however it seems to me that we who really cares are having all other options in protecting rhinos decimated.

the poacher cannot and would not kill a hornless rhino.

Ruth M (235)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:45 pm
Shocking and disgusting!!!

Deborah W (6)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:55 pm
Poaching is a free choice ... an action with known consequences.

Kill on sight should be set as the penalty ... no repeats, definite warning to any new poachers (must be enforced, not just talked about). Problem solved one event at a time, no arrests, slap on the wrist, etc.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:07 pm
Not enough is being done to protect these precious animals. When the last rhino has gone - what will these animal murderers turn to next ?

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:30 pm
Noted! And sadly no one is doing a thing about this vicious atrocity . I just pray it ends instead of the rhinos.

Lisa Z (168)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:55 pm
Sadly Noted. Shared on Facebook.

janet f (29)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:14 pm
We are going to lose all of our precious wildlife. People need to get serious about this and just start killing off the poachers and those who are fund to deal in animal parts. No negotiations, no plea deals. If you're found with the contraband, you get a bullet in the head...preferably in public so that everyone can see what happens to poachers and their business partners. This is just insane.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:24 am
Horrible and very sad !

Lisa N (206)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:39 am
I really have no words for how evil this is & how my heart aches for these innocent creatures!! It is the absolute worst of humanity. If nothing else donate to causes that help fund the fight against poaching. Thanks Jill.

Vera T (2)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:07 am
Yet another 7 killed and mutilated reported in today's newpaper - what on earth can the solution be - how does one change the psyche of a superstitious tradition going back thousands of years ?? death to poachers and cut all ties from Asian countries who perpetuate these crimes - wishful thinking no Govt will do that - and when the rhino is no more ?? then what - find another animal with supposedly medicinal and aphrodisiacal properties ?? and decimate them ? too horrific for words.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:20 am
this makes me very angry... I still say we must declare open season on the poachers and get somebody to sponsor a bigger reward on a poacher's head than the rhino's horn, say double that. The problem will be solved very quickly

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday November 19, 2012, 4:21 am
.... and thanks for raising awareness Jill, appreciate it a is a disgrace ...

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday November 19, 2012, 1:25 pm
When will people be appointed to make sure rhinos are respected?

Gwen Hillman (0)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 5:48 am
I have said it before and I will say it again - either get the army in (which the government is talking about) or get security patrols and give them orders to shoot on sight and shoot to kill. The time for talk is over. These bastards are coming into our country and killing our rhinos and no-one "NO-ONE" is stopping them. They must be made aware that if they even contemplate murdering one of these magnificent creatures, that their brains will be splattered all over the South African countryside. The time for action is now, and if the South African government would actually get off their asses and do their job, something could be done to stop this !!

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 10:42 am
This makes me so sad and so angry, GET POACHES KILLED! And send the people who demand the products made from rhino horn to jail!

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 10:43 am
China is the main to blame!!

Petra M (259)
Tuesday November 27, 2012, 3:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:47 am
repeating myself: there HAS & IS been created High Technology to PROTECT THE POOR RHINOS AGAINST THESE
bastard, hidious poachers. HOPE THAT THE H. TECHNOLOGY COULD HELP!!!!!!
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