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South Africa: Rhino Poaching 'Could Hit New High


Animals  (tags: wildlife, rhino, extinction, trade )

Jill
- 769 days ago - iol.co.za
Cape Town - The number of rhinos poached this month could hit a new high despite the best efforts of authorities, MPs heard on Tuesday



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Teresa W. (707)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:03 am
sadly noted
 

Michela m. (3954)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:11 pm
Noted!!
 

Henriette Matthijssen (148)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:43 pm
Respect & protect all lives as your own is treasured! Thanks Jill.
 

Mary T. (185)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:02 pm
So sorry to hear this Jill.
 

Michael Carney (212)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 10:29 pm
It just breaks my heart...
 

ellen m. (222)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:37 am
Why can officials not dehorn these poor creatures before they are all slaughtered?!
I realize it's a process that has to be re-done periodically as the horns do grow back, and there is always the risk of losing an animal due to having to using anesthesia, but I truly believe this is our only hope of saving these creatures short of killing every single person involved in the supply and demand chain...which I would not shed a tear over if they decided to do this in addition....
 

Ruth S. (298)
Friday November 16, 2012, 8:34 am
I agree with Henriette Matthijssen.
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Friday November 16, 2012, 5:02 pm
Noted Tks. Jill...
 

rene davis (74)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:16 am
I'm with Ellen M- beefing up patrols & fencing, seems to be an ambulance at the bottom of the hill. Research & development into better de-horning surely is the key.
 

Veronique L. (215)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:33 am
Very very sad
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:11 am
noted
 

Mariette G. (152)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:58 pm
This is really getting out of hand. I have read about this in our local newspaper. Glad about that 40 year sentence though - hope it scares them off! I know they have tried the de-horn thing, but the poor rhino died. Thanks for posting Jill!
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:22 pm
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