Rhino Poaching may be an African Tragedy, but it is a Global Responsibility! - South Africa is custodian to over 90% of the world’s rhino. - In 2010 alone, 333 rhino were killed in South Africa by poachers for their horn. - In 2011, over 149 rhino have already been killed (one per day). - It has been proven that the horn has no medicinal value and is not a cure for cancer. However it is still sought after, mainly in the East. - The killing will only stop when the horror of it all is understood.
If these images trouble you, we urge you to join thousands of others who object to the senseless killing of these rhino by signing the petition. This petition will be taken to the highest governmental powers and is a vital part of the lobbying campaign which is needed to change laws regarding the importation of rhino horn into foreign countries. It is only through a GLOBAL campaign and POLITICAL will that we can save this remnant of the dinosaur age – the rhino. This initiative is spearheaded by Dr Ian Player (founder) and Andrew Muir (CEO) of the Wilderness Foundation.
In the horrific image above, a rhino from an Eastern Cape private game reserve had its horn hacked off while it was still alive. Vets and wildlife managers tried in vain to save its life but the wounds were too severe and it had to be put down.
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