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Kenya: Two More Rhinos Killed in Tsavo As Poaching Escalates

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- 2091 days ago -
The Rhino and its calf were shot dead early last week at Mukururo area outside the Chyulu Hills National Park boundary by poachers who made off with the horns.


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Christeen A (300)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:10 am
I am deeply saddened by this news.

Jim Phillips (3247)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:53 pm
This year alone Kenya has lost more than 24 rhinos to poachers, including seven countrywide, including in Tsavo. Kenya had 631 black rhinos and 394 white rhinos by the end of last year.

Scientists have proven that rhino horn has little to no medicinal value and that it is made of keratin, the same protein found in human hair and fingernails,

More work and protections are needed to ensure that rhinos become extinct.

Ty, Jill.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:48 pm
This breaks my heart ...

Danuta W (1251)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:31 am

Ruth C (87)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:45 pm
They shot a mother and her baby, this news has broken my heart.

Liz NO FWDS G (60)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:49 pm
Noted with great sadness at the loss of these wonderful animals to satisfy mans greed for MONEY!!!!!!!!! Hard to imagine a world without all our magnificent wildlife that are being slaughtered for their horns,fur or body parts each day,a world without them is unimaginable!!!!!!! My heart is always with the innocence.Thank you Jill.Liz Xx

Shirley S (187)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:09 pm
More EDUCATION about Rhinos needed over in Kenya.

David C (80)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:16 pm
more sadness......

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:52 pm
SOB poachers and SOB buyers of the horns!

Deborah W (6)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:26 pm
Poachers shoot rhinos for a price. Why not allow those on the reserves to shoot-on-sight if poachers are caught in the act ... or offer a price for each poacher captured as the result of whistle-blowing, even hgiher price if their (poacher) carcass is brought in.

In some way we all own it, allow it, support demand and therefore supply a market for it, etc.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:59 pm

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:44 am
Don`t like to say it but........ Desperate times calls for desperate meassure/actions!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:46 am
Maybe roundup for a while can stop the business, but i doupt. Not many weeks ago one other rhinorace was gone. Sadly noted.

Frances Darcy (92)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:56 am
more sadness ..

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:58 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:40 am
Respect their lives

Mark p.muc (31)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 7:58 am
o god ... ty ...

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:35 am
Horrible frustration!

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday July 1, 2013, 12:30 am
Noted with disgust and heartbreak - someone said to me I shouldn't hate - but I could never ever love any human that can do these horrendously cruel things to animals. They damn well deserve to be tortured to death, no mercy shown to them and a life in hell. What they are doing is absolutely unforgivable. These poor rhinos stand no chance against the onslaught of mankind.

Sara P (55)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 8:27 am
Here we go again, how many times I have to say that the governments are not doing enough to stop poachers??????? Why? Simply because THEY.....DON'T.....WANT!!!!!
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