I can’t begin to tell you how upset I am about the rampant rhino poaching happening in South Africa. This week it’s come very close to home when three rhinos were attacked at Aquila Private Game Reserve just a couple of hours’ drive north of Cape Town. Then last night another three rhinos were found dead in a reserve in the north of the country. A rhino is killed daily in South Africa, some of which are through legal hunting, providing a loophole for poachers to move the horn. I wonder, will your grandchildren ever get to see a live rhino?
We know who is doing this. We know where the rhino horns will end up. We know that some Chinese men think rhino horn will make them potent. Are they so ignorant that they are prepared to decimate an ancient animal species just to boost their ego? It has to stop! I am angry, I am upset, I am crying!
Postscript: 22 September 2011
Further to my previous post, ABSA the male rhino at Aquila Game Reserve near Cape Town died from his injuries.