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South Africa: 'Poisoned' Rhino Horns to Beat Poachers


Animals  (tags: wildlife, rhino poaching, suffering, cruelty )

Jill
- 469 days ago - allafrica.com
Consumers of the "poisoned" rhino horn, generally found in Asia, risk becoming seriously ill from ingestion as it is contaminated with a non-lethal chemical package.



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Christeen Anderson (476)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 4:53 am
I certainly hope this works. Thanks for sharing.
 

Lauren Kozen (153)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 5:16 am
Noted. Thanks Jill.
 

ellen m. (233)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 8:55 am
It's a shame they only "risk" becoming seriously ill.
A few deaths could go a long way in cutting the demand side of the equation
 

Ruth S. (314)
Thursday April 11, 2013, 12:05 pm
The picture above is really sad.
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:37 am
noted
 

Farah Hage Ali (156)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:20 am
noted, thank you for sharing
 

Sara P. (53)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:36 am
Thanks for sharing Jill.
 

Robert J. (36)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:17 pm
at last a way to stop the killing by poachers... i hope that it can be done for all the other animals in danger... the only problem i see is how long will it take before the chinese men become afraid of eatiing the rhino horn products? who will tell them about it? how will they know?
 

Dianne D. (454)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:31 pm
I hope this works. If people get sick or die from rhino horns, they will go after the distributor and that person should be killed from stealing from the world, but at least they will be prosecuted.
 

Piers G. (3)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:34 pm
What upsets me that some game rangers & police are involved in the poaching too.
That has my B/P at it's highest
 

janet f. (29)
Friday April 12, 2013, 12:46 pm
That poison should be lethal to both those who use the horns and anyone handling them. Who gives a damn if anyone dies from killing these animals? The time for sympathy for these pricks is long past. The only way to save these animals is to annihilate their killers.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:03 pm
Noted.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:09 pm
Trzeba to mocno nagłośnić, może skończy się kłusownictwo, albo przynajmniej zmaleje.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 1:18 pm
What a great idea! I only hope it works. Maybe having people die will put a stop to poaching (anykind)!
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:21 pm
Noted
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:28 pm
Noted, and agreed with Kye J. Thank you!
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:31 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Arwen Woods (222)
Friday April 12, 2013, 2:33 pm
D'oh, nothing to sign. Still on last post.
 

Connie O. (40)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:01 pm
Hopefully this will help somewhat....but a lot of the ivory is not used for consumption...but for grinding into potents that are rubbed on...or carved into art pieces and religious relics.
 

Vicky P. (462)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:19 pm
make it lethal, the idiots who use these horns deserve nothing less.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday April 12, 2013, 3:31 pm
Noted
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:29 pm
NOTED
 

Barbara V. (51)
Friday April 12, 2013, 4:54 pm
I'm glad they did. I. hope the lot of them drop dead since it's obvious they are not cracking down on poachers over there. I only wish they'd do them in on the spot when they're caught poaching. It's just a horrible, horrible thing that animals lose their lives for their "parts." Poachers are hideous and should be eliminated from the earth. I hate to sound so astringent, but it is maddening to think of black market profit over vulnerable creatures. Just one of the many tragedies caused by scumbags, who get by with it. ..
 

Mary T. (188)
Friday April 12, 2013, 5:31 pm
Thanks Jill, I am all for it as long as it does't hurt the Rhinos.
 

Laurie H. (691)
Friday April 12, 2013, 7:11 pm
I hope this works!!!!! Thanks Jill & Sara for sending~~~
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:03 pm
This is vengence!
 

Trish GONE AWAY GEIDEL (214)
Friday April 12, 2013, 9:55 pm
THANX JILL, 4 KEEPING US UP TO DATE WITH WHAT'S GOING ON, IN UR **NECK OF THE WOODS ** !!! XXXXX

AT FIRST I WAS HAPPY READING ABOUT THE *POISON* & I WAS
AGREEING WITH SEVERAL OF THE FOLKS COMMENTS, ON THIS PG,
LIKE, : BARBARA V. : VICKY P. : KYE J. : JANET F. :
JUST TO NAME A FEW, & THEN I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WHEN I READ,
THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO MAKE EA RHINO WITH THE POISON, EASILY IDENTIFIABLE, AS IT'S HARMFUL TO HUMANS !!!

HELLOOOOOO ???

AREN'T WE TRYING TO CATCH THEM OUT BY PUNISHING THEM ?

ISN'T THAT WHY THE POISON'S GOING IN THE HORN, TO MAKE
IT UNDESIRABLE TO THE SICKO'S WHO BELIEVE IT GIVES MORE
PROWESS, IN THE BEDROOM !!!

YEA, IT'S WONDERFUL ABOUT THE ADDED DYE THAT SHOWS UP,
ON AIRPORT SCANNERS, BUT, I & MANY OTHER ANIMAL LOVERS,
WANT TO SEE THEM SUFFER 4 THEIR HIDEOUS, BARBARIC, SADISTIC CRIMES, NOT JUST ARRESTED, FINED & THEN PROBLY LET GO,
B/C THEY ARE EXTREMELY WEALTHY *ASIAN GENTLEMEN* !!!
(COUGH, SPLUTTER, VOMIT)

THE POISON SHOULD GET ONTO/INTO THE POACHERS, AS SOON AS THEY TOUCH THE ANIMAL & EVRY PERSON, ALONG THE LINE, WHO HANDLES THE HORNS, SHOULD ALSO GET INFECTED, WITH THE
POISON !!!
THEN THE AUTHORITIES, CAN FOLLOW THE TRAIL OF SICK & DYING,
POACHERS, SELLERS, BUYERS, CONSUMERS !!!!!

JUST MY OPINION !!!

(BAD EYES=BIG TYPE)
 

Shawna S. (43)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:01 pm
Thanks Jill. I hope it works :")
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 12, 2013, 11:01 pm
Noted , thanks .
 

Julie W. (20)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:34 am
...'a lot of the ivory is not used for consumption.

Connie O, ivory comes from elephants, not rhinos!












 

Jan Garen (76)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 3:02 am
Now that's what I call a serious attempt to deal with the consumers who are creating this disgusting demand. I would love to see this poison kill the lot of them - the world would be a better place with their demise.
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 7:39 am
Wonderful, they've finally come up with something that might work.
It is a good idea to identify the rhinos who have been treated though I'dprefer to see the poachers poisonned. But in order to acheive that, rhinos would have to die. This way they might be left alone.
That is until those rich pricks figure a way to neutralise the poison.
 

Nancy Black (300)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 1:37 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, and tweeted. Probably the best way would be for we consumers to quit purchasing rhino horn objects.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Saturday April 13, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted Tks. Jill.... They deserve to get sick...the greedy bastards...
 

Leslene Dunn (71)
Monday April 15, 2013, 12:41 am
Noted - oh great South Africa, you are finally waking up!
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Monday April 15, 2013, 9:18 am
This attitude actually works? Control and punishment, in my view, are more efficient.
 

. (0)
Monday April 15, 2013, 1:33 pm
Am so glad to hear this. I hope these bastards get what they deserve.
 

Kim O. (403)
Monday April 15, 2013, 10:49 pm
Hopefully this works! I vote for more than seriously ill. Thanks Jill
 

Chris Kruger (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:42 pm
In addition to this marvellous step, advertisements for this (and ALL places that do the same) should be published in 'Tourist Attraction' documents/Web sites stating this fact. Then be distributed as much as possible in the EASTERN Block countries. The message should reach the 'BUYERS' and hopefully start cutting down on the demand.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:54 am
Whatever it takes
 

Debbie Crowe (77)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:00 am
I like this idea! I sure hope it stops them!
 
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