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R.I.P. Black Rhino (Was Declared Officially Extinct)

Animals  (tags: sadness, abused, crime, death, extinction, Rhino )

- 2147 days ago -
The Western Black Rhino of Africa was declared officially extinct Thursday by a leading conservation group. Human race evilness has no limits!.


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Freya H (345)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:42 am
May some horrible Superbug wipe out at least 95% of the human race. Serve us the hell right! I'm not clicking on the Hunger Site anymore.

Varcolac V (93)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:46 am
I feel devastated, How can we pray for a better world, for peace If we... the rotten humans are the Devil and we made of this amazing planet...

The hell itself!.


Past Member (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:22 am
Noted! My precious Varcolac...My heart is in such deep connection to your sentiments... that they at times, are so very hard to put to words those feelings that only those of us who love and voraciously cherish in our animal kingdom, feels when the loss of such beauty and innocence departs us. I can only add that be of good cheer within the depths of your being that these animals have truly, simply moved on back to our creator and are NOT lost for eternity AND, those that brought about their demise and robbed us a part of our lifetime with them, shall endure vindication!!!
Much love, peace and comfort to you,

Debbie G (306)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:52 am
So sad. Humans are just too greedy, and just don't learn that the more they cause animal extinctions, they are destroying the coveted substance they craved, whether it be rhino horns or whatever.

patricia k (3)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:21 pm
Shame on us, the self-appointed stewards of this beautiful planet.

aj E (164)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 12:59 pm
sadly noted.

. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:39 pm
What a brief, terrible aricle. This is the kind of information that should be released to not only every school in America, it needs national attention. Information like this goes mostly un-noted, which is part of the problem.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:38 pm

Connie O (45)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:00 pm
very devastating news .... if only there were some way we could convince the cultures that use horns for medicinal purposes, that it is bringing bad luck to them....something to deter them from poaching.

Vicky P (476)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:44 pm
so sad..I don't understand why these idiots keep killing them, so much greed in the world

Monica D (580)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:02 pm
Humanity needs to restrain its numbers and demands on nature.

Ellen G (322)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:40 pm
My God what have we done and what will we continue to do to our beautiful planet. Is the end soon to follow.

Marie W (67)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:57 pm
Humans are a plague on the Earth.

Varcolac V (93)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:29 pm
Thanks Elaine for such a deep words!, thanks everybody, we must stop this by mixing the virtual activism with the real one, on the streets.


Christeen A (300)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:22 am
Deeply saddened by this news.

. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:41 am
very very sadly noted,thank you for sharing

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:50 am
This is so sad , thanks

Alison A (244)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:55 am
So sad, humans are evil and consumed by greed, we wont be happy until we have destroyed this earth and everything on it.

The human race cannot be sustained, we are going to tip the balance. Animals will be sacrificed first, 'free range' will also become extinct as we run out of room to house them. Our fruit and veg will be fake because we wont have the room or time to grow them. We will be flooded as we keep building on our floodplains and concreting every bit of nature we can find to house more and more people being born.

Rainforests are being destroyed and the ice caps are melting, the weather is becoming more erratic, with natural disasters happening more frequently.

Whilst that is happening, we have 'greed' running our countries and speaking for us, big businesses are crushing the small businesses and dictating to our leaders. Backhanders decide your fate and control your future whilst your cost of living goes up and wages lay stagnant. Your rights are slowly slipping from your fingers yet we all plod on without question. It is all about control, you may not realise it, but you don't make any big decisions about your own life.

It is no wonder why poachers do what they do without caring, what roll model's have they got?

I hope I am dead before the s**t hits the fan, but we are destroying this world at such a rapid rate that I fear for my future; we all should.

And on that happy note, I wish you all a beautiful Sunday!

Liz NO FWDS G (60)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:03 am
Noted with such a deep sadness for the loss of the beautiful Black Rhino.Greedy humans will never learn until its to late to save our precious wildlife and planet!!!!!!! There are very few humans that care!!! Thank you Varcolac and everyone on Care2 that does care.Such a sad day.I weep tears for the poor Black Rhino no longer on this planet.Thank you.Liz Xx

Lynn D (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:30 am
How horrible.................thanks for posting!

Julie Buchanan (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:32 am
This is an abomination, a cemetery monument to the stupidy and greed of some people and countries!
But why don't scientists use new cloning and genetic technologies to resurrect some of these lost species?

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:49 am
My heart bleeds :-( It`s ONLY keratin!!!!! Are the Chinese so stupid or maybe unknown (that`s weird since they have used this stuff for "thousands" of year) to the fact that they can get keratin from almost every area? With so much horses around why not just use all the spill there when they get shoes on. It`s only for the blacksmith to take with hom the leftover every time. It will be a lot more than from the rhinos.................

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Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:37 am
If humans were extinct all the other animals would be just fine.

Chee Siong Tan (2)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:53 am
Sad Very Sad Indeed.

CR Ranger (566)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:01 am
The Western Black Rhino sub-species was thought to be extinct last year, already . . . That made 3 SUB-SPECIES of RHINO to go EXTINCT in ONE YEAR (2 SPECIES within ONE MONTH)!!

Such tragic news on Cinco de Mayo!! . . . But we can still help save the remaining rhinos!! ] :

CR Ranger (566)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:04 am
Such tragic news on Cinco de Mayo!! . . . But we can still help save the remaining rhinos!!


Janet R (38)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:38 am
This is such sad news yet expected because humans can't restrain themselves. It's all about me, to hell with you. There is demand for the rhino horn and the elephant tusk and there are excuses for human that will satisfy that demand. Until we remove the demand, all species are at risk. I am so glad I went to South Africa and was able to see real, live breathing white and black rhinos and elephants. They were in a reserve so hopefully, they will be protected but nothing is guaranteed. I knew that these majestic animals would probably go extinct in my lifetime because the human greed and irresponsibility towards the environment and other species is rampant. As species go extinct, a piece of humanity dies with it. RIP black rhino.

. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:42 am
That's terrible! That shouldn't have been allowed to happen.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:37 am
Act now if we don't want other species to be like this

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:23 am
Noted, thanks.

desanka s (416)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:58 am
The people don't understand we all are part of a chain, with change of climate, melting of the poles, killing animals for profit... Now these magnificent animals are gone forever. Sad day ...

John Platt (2)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:42 am
This is actually old news. Still terribly sad, but we've lost at least one rhino species since then, and more are on their way to extinction.

Varcolac V (93)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:54 am
Yes, old news as CR Ranger said it, but it was declared official this week.

The Black Rhino is extinct but there are some of them in sanctuaries and... that's a shame, the BR is not longer exist in their habitat.

The ivory traffic are old news as well, but the people keeps killing elephants, rhinos because of their infinit greed!.

Yes all the rhinos species are falling in a faster way but, we should help to the ones who ACT... WWF fro example.

Greetings John!.

Elizabeth H (3)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:54 am
This makes me sooo sad. Together we will make a difference, for the future generations of children to see all the wonderful animals of the world. Have to have more stringent rules for the killing of our animals!

Waltraud U (85)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:07 am
what unbelievable monsters we must share this planet with.

Ilona V (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:06 pm
Sadly noted. The biggest and the worst blood sucker on earth is the human!

Christine S (134)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:40 pm
Shame on the people who buy rhino horn.

Leann Gail Huber (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:02 pm
How irresponsible can people be!?!? We should treasure and protect ALL our animals!

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 9:17 am
Australian zoo says white rhino birth 'sign of hope'
by Staff Writers
Sydney (AFP) May 21, 2013

Program to repopulate Britain with cranes yields first egg
Slimbridge, England (UPI) May 20, 2013 - Wildlife experts say the first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.
Although hunting and the loss of habitat wiped out the crane population in Britain, the Great Crane Project has been rearing the birds in captivity and reintroducing them to southwestern England since 2010, they said.

The egg, the first laid by cranes released by the project, is under round-the-clock guard in a wetland near Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, the BBC reported Monday.

Video observation of the nesting birds has been set up to collect data as a resource for conservationists and also to protect the nest from egg collectors, project officials said.

"Cranes are an iconic part of British wildlife and one that was all but lost for centuries," Nigel Jarrett of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust said.

The oldest of the cranes released by the project only reached maturity this year.

"There is a long way to go before cranes become widespread again, but it is absolutely momentous to see this egg laid at Slimbridge," Jarrett said.

An Australian zoo said Tuesday the birth of a southern white rhinoceros was a "sign of hope" for the species given the escalation of poaching in Africa.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo said the yet-to-be-named male calf was born to first-time mother Mopani in the safari-style animal park in Dubbo, 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on May 14.

"It seems the first rain we had in Dubbo in a number of months helped bring on the birth of this calf, which was spotted by a staff member on Tuesday morning," senior keeper Pascale Benoit said.

Taronga said every birth was important given unprecedented poaching in Africa, with close to 2,000 rhinos estimated to have been slaughtered since 2006, resulting in population growth slumping to some of the lowest levels in decades.

"He is a sign of hope to all of us to help stop the worst rhino poaching crisis in half a century," Taronga chief executive Cameron Kerr said.

The zoo hopes the delivery heralds a new start for its breeding programme after it last year suffered the devastating loss of four white rhinos from a mysterious illness which caused neurological abnormalities.

The cause of the disease has never been determined.

Mopani contracted the illness while pregnant but survived to give birth to the healthy 45-50 kilogram (99-110 pound) calf.

Zoo general manager Matt Fuller said nine white rhinos had been born at the facility since 2003 but the latest was "incredibly special" given the recent escalation in poaching, driven by demand from Asia for rhino horn.

"We are hearing that in excess of 300 animals have succumbed this year already," he said.

"If that's to continue then very soon, in fact something like 2015 or 2016, we will be seeing a tipping point where the deaths brought on by illegal poaching and hunting outweigh the number of births that are happening in the wild.

"And that really puts rhinos on one clear path, and that is the path towards extinction."

The zoo's rhinos are southern whites, the less endangered of the two white rhinoceros species. There are estimated to be some 20,000 southern whites surviving in the wild, according to environmental group WWF.

Varcolac V (93)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 9:43 am
Thanks for the info. Alice. We are destroying everything... no more Black Rhinos in their natural habitat, just in Zoo's wich are like prisons without commiting a crime!...

We are an evil race... the last week another specie was declared extinted... the Clouded Leopard... we are monsters!.


Devon Leonard (54)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 12:57 am
Varcolac I feel that Education and kindness are keys in this... We need to find many different ways to teach the children that we are all connected in the great web of life...that how we treat each other, the animals and the Earth affects us all. You cannot overcome ignorance with hatred, towards self or others... that only fuels the fires of suffering and despair. If take your heart felt passion and anger at such overwhelming loss, and channel it into Being "For" something positive rather than Being "Against" will not only help your heart to heal but it will free up your creative energy to allow you to be even more effective as an advocate of Animal Rights... Blessings with all you dream and do for our beautiful 4-legged friends.....!

Varcolac V (93)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 7:02 pm
You're right Devon!.

I still feel the wounds of the loss and that's why my words are far away of the calm and tolerance...

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