Thursday, November 24, 2011

Rhino poaching brought home...

The slaughter continues!
 I want this posting to be shared by as many people as possible...

Because I want people to feel as I did
when I experienced the ugly side of rhino poaching...

Is it really hunger that drives humans to do the following to a creature
as magnificent as the one in the images above?
Or is it pure and simple greed...

Where and when I was allowed to take these pictures is not really relevant
 as it could have been anywhere in Southern Africa...the outcome is the same...
DEATH OF YET ANOTHER RHINO...

The carcass had been opened by the authorities so that it did not explode
 as the gases built up inside the body...

An ignominious death and for what?

Where the horn used to be...

A sightless eye...

The carcass was so fresh that maggots had not even started to appear...

This male will sire no more progeny...

Surrounded by stomach and intestines,
the carcass will eventually become part of the soil again...
gone but not forgotten...certainly not by this writer...

Feet that will never again walk the African plains...
Am I being to naive to ask that our Parks department and Government ministries
look at ways to make the penalties for poaching stiffer?

Too late for this animal but it could save the lives of other Rhino in the future...
do you believe that too little is being done too late?

We have lost 400 Rhino in 2011...let us try to make a difference in 2012
UNFORTUNATELY WE DID NOT AND THE DEATHS CONTINUED!
THE START OF 2013 HAS NOT BEEN ANY BETTER.
HOW CAN WE STOP THIS?
The Rhino images used at the beginning of this Blog,are to the best of my knowledge,
 still alive and living in another park in a different Province.
Their pictures were used for purposes of illustration only...



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