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Another Rhino Tragedy

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    The attached article was sent to me by a SA PH friend. Please share with those you know, to bring awareness of how brutal and disgusting this war on the rhino population is by the cowardly poachers and those that employee them.

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    very very sad and horrendous, but as has been said on here before, what people who dont live/spend a lot of time in africa have to remember, is these things dont give a shit about doing this to each other, let alone animals..........

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    very sad,
    i took the liberty to post this story on another site as well, to let this message spread world wide to as wide an audience as possible
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    Thanks Willem. I actually sent it to my local news stations. Hopefully, they will take enough interest in it to do a story here in the states about the atrocities happening to the rhino's in Africa.

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    Sad, totally callous, how can these criminals inflict such pain ?

    Once they have the horn, the least they could do is to put the animal out of its misery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buff-Buster View Post
    Thanks Willem. I actually sent it to my local news stations. Hopefully, they will take enough interest in it to do a story here in the states about the atrocities happening to the rhino's in Africa.
    Good Idea. I followed your initiative.
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    It would seem to me that a major asset in the control of this poaching problem would be the introduction of a lower tech version of some of the drones the USA has used so successfully all over the world.

    No, I do not mean the armed drones just the early versions used for recon. In coordination with the ant-poaching teams this could make poaching a far more risky occupation.

    And, while on that subject, I believe that the countries of Southern Africa will, at some point, need to enhance the consequence for the crime of poaching. No bail, stiffer sentences etc etc.

    Finally, the citizens of Africa will have to come to the mind set that what a poacher is really doing is stealing from all the people of Africa and taking from them the very thing that makes Africa , well, Africa.

    For without the unique and majestic wildlife indigenous to this region of the world, Africa, to a great extent, will cease to be.

    As to the outrage that should come from such a criminal act, I, for one, cannot see much difference between poaching a rhino and taking $250,000 out of the National Treasury of a country
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    It was in a different thread about Rhino poaching, but, someone had mentioned poisoning the horn (not a poison that would effect the animal just those who consume it), I really liked that idea.

    These posts always piss me off, because we as conservationist have our hands tied so to speak. Without donating a but load of money to fund a all out, "shot on sight" campaign, or just cut the little pricks hands off if they are still alive, and leave them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35bore View Post
    It was in a different thread about Rhino poaching, but, someone had mentioned poisoning the horn (not a poison that would effect the animal just those who consume it), I really liked that idea.

    These posts always piss me off, because we as conservationist have our hands tied so to speak. Without donating a but load of money to fund a all out, "shot on sight" campaign, or just cut the little pricks hands off if they are still alive, and leave them.
    I like that. Dead poachers are dead poachers but poachers with no hands are invalids that serve as a constant reminder of why poaching is a realy bad idea, Unfortunately SA would likely be sanctioned again if such a practice was implimented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Wind View Post
    It would seem to me that a major asset in the control of this poaching problem would be the introduction of a lower tech version of some of the drones the USA has used so successfully all over the world.

    No, I do not mean the armed drones just the early versions used for recon. In coordination with the ant-poaching teams this could make poaching a far more risky occupation.

    And, while on that subject, I believe that the countries of Southern Africa will, at some point, need to enhance the consequence for the crime of poaching. No bail, stiffer sentences etc etc.

    Finally, the citizens of Africa will have to come to the mind set that what a poacher is really doing is stealing from all the people of Africa and taking from them the very thing that makes Africa , well, Africa.

    For without the unique and majestic wildlife indigenous to this region of the world, Africa, to a great extent, will cease to be.

    As to the outrage that should come from such a criminal act, I, for one, cannot see much difference between poaching a rhino and taking $250,000 out of the National Treasury of a country
    SW i like the way you think, but this is africa....... so follow these instructions , no1 just shoot the f--king things , no2 strip them ,no3 remove any id, and no4 throw into the nearest river for disposal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondhitch View Post
    I like that. Dead poachers are dead poachers but poachers with no hands are invalids that serve as a constant reminder of why poaching is a realy bad idea, Unfortunately SA would likely be sanctioned again if such a practice was implimented.
    If US and the rest of the western world can tolerate cutting hands of thieves in countrys with oil, like Saudi Arabia, why not RSA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondhitch View Post
    I like that. Dead poachers are dead poachers but poachers with no hands are invalids that serve as a constant reminder of why poaching is a realy bad idea, Unfortunately SA would likely be sanctioned again if such a practice was implimented.
    the problem is that they are quite happy chopping/slicing off the hands, arms / legs/ noses/ ears/ lips , and various other organs/appendages of each other anyway.... so back to no 10 on an industrial level......

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    I have always felt that public impaling sends a strong message. ASS first on a rounded, wooden horn, let gravity do it's thing. The message will be sent.

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    Sanctions to the marked are essentional, Thats why I support actions like poisening the horns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine67 View Post
    If US and the rest of the western world can tolerate cutting hands of thieves in countrys with oil, like Saudi Arabia, why not RSA?
    No oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine67 View Post
    Sanctions to the marked are essentional, Thats why I support actions like poisening the horns.
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