Killing for Profit

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  1. Jumbo

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    I have just finished reading "Killing for Profit." Very very interesting expose on Rhino poaching. Certainly leaves you with the feeling he has touched the tip of the iceberg, but it exposes some interesting relationships.

    Apart from the topical interest, it also poses a few tricky questions for one of the members of this forum!

    Try get your hands on a copy!
     
  2. BRICKBURN

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    Selling books?

    Author?, Publisher? ISBN?

    Tricky question? I'd sure like it asked! Ask it.
     
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    The Book: Killing for Profit
    A terrifying true story of greed, corruption, depravity and ruthless criminal enterprise.

    On the black markets of Southeast Asia, rhino horn is worth more than gold, cocaine and heroin. This is the story of a more than two-year-long investigation into a dangerous criminal underworld where merciless syndicates will stop at nothing to attain their prize. It is a tale of greed, folly and corruption, and of an increasingly desperate battle to save rhinos which have existed for more than 50 million years from extinction.

    Killing for Profit is a meticulous, devastating and revelatory account of one of the world's most secretive trades. It exposes poachers, scoundrels, gangsters, conmen, mercenaries, killers, gun-runners, diplomats, government officials and kingpins behind the slaughter. And it follows the bloody trail from the frontlines of the rhino wars in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique to the medicine markets of Vietnam and the lair of a wildlife-trafficking kingpin on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos

    The Author:
    Julian Rademeyer is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has written and worked for many of South Africa's major newspapers including City Press, Beeld, the Sunday Times, Pretoria News and The Herald. He has been a stringer for Reuters and freelanced for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Associated Press.

    Until he resigned to write this book, he was chief reporter for Media24 Investigations. In a career spanning two decades, he has reported from some of the world's most troubled countries including Somalia, Equatorial Guinea, Niger, Belarus, Egypt and Lebanon.

    In 2005 he won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for print news. He was a recipient of the 2009 Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award for hard news. He has twice been a finalist for the Taco Kuiper Award, South Africa's leading investigative journalism prize. His work has been published in two books: Troublemakers: The Best of South Africa's Investigative Journalism and the BY Bedkassieboek, a compilation of the best of Afrikaans newspaper writing.
     
  4. Dave Freeburn

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    Very good read indeed!

    Its amaizing how the evidence is out there and these guys walk around free!

    668 Rhino poached for 2012 and the last stats for 2013 are at 8
     
  5. spike.t

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    8 already this year!! hows your ones dave?
     
  6. Dave Freeburn

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    All good sofar. We do have two orphans were looking after.
     
  7. BRICKBURN

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    Love the Avatar. Russell's are clueless about their size.

    Thanks for the efforts Dave.
     
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    8 Rhino already this year thats not good and its only the 14th of Jan.:mad:
     
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    they are certainly no where near as big as theyre attitude brick .
    im going to have to order this book im thinking
     
  10. Dave Freeburn

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    Bobpuckett,

    Were already ahead on last years start. We could expect over 800 rhino being poached this year!
     
  11. Dave Freeburn

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    Brickburn, They are two awsome dogs. There names are TEXAS and CASH.
     
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    i hope they do better than a certain bushbuck at piamanzi ;)
     
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    heard on the radio that they caught a couple of poachers yesterday/ over the weekend somewhere in MP shots were fired on the farm but apparently no animals was found dead or wounded.
    they should really do something about this poaching saga.
    its killing our future generations hope of seeing any rhino
     
  15. Dave Freeburn

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    Mike, So you had bring that up.
     
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    Is this person one in the same, as the person offering these hunts?

    http://www.africahunting.com/great-deals-hunts-worldwide/9593-short-notice-christmas-elephant-deal-botswana.html

    http://www.africahunting.com/hunts-offered-wanted-worldwide/9546-2013-buffalo-hunting-safaris-sengwe-zimbabwe.html
     
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    And the sad thing is that I have brought this matter to the attention of the chairman of PHASA including links to the threads involving this individual on this very site and to date he is still a full member of PHASA. The organisation clearly has no "teeth" or just couldn't be bothered.
     
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    I put two and two together on this subject a long time ago. Where there is smoke, there is a fire.... If a guy is willing to poach rhinos for profit....what else will he do??? I have zero trust with people like this.
     

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