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South African farmer to poison Rhino Horn

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posted on Aug, 2 2010 @ 07:58 AM
reply to post by deltaalphanovember

I wholeheartedly agree, even if there is no foolproof way of stopping the poaching everything possible should be done and the more steps that are put in the way of the poacher and the end user the greater the chances of success are!

posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 02:06 AM
Hey. I got a bit of a follow up regarding the first death.

THAILAND - Bangkok Star - 18th August A woman mourns over the body of her deceased husband after he had purchased apparently purposely contaminated Rhino horn on the open market in Bangkok. The source of the contamination is still to be verified but it is thought to be from a private game farm somewhere in southern Africa. Officials in Thailand are frantic to identify the source, as the powdered horn is sold in miniscule amounts and they have no idea how much has already been distributed thoughout Bangkok. Local hospitals are on standby for an unprecendented influx of new cases. Officials are unable get information as the rhino horn dealers in Bangkok are being unco-operative. They neither want to be fingered as being the provider of the poisoned horn, not do they want to reveal their illegal international sources. It is believed that private game farm owners in southern Africa are colluding between themselves to distribute an effective poison that is harmless to the animals but harmful, or even fatal as in this case, to those that ingest the contaminated horn. A game farm owner from the North West Province who obviously wishes to remain anonymous, has admitted to using the poison on 4 of his animals. Three of them have shown no side-effects whatsoever 2 months after the poison was injected into the horns. However the 4th rhino was slaughtered and de-horned on a remote part of his farm in the last week of July. When asked to comment on the death in Thailand from suspect poisoned rhino horn, he refused to be drawn into the morals of the farmers joint action. He said that there would be many more cases in the near future as he was personally aware of at least another 5 slaughters of contaminated rhinos in the North West Province alone. Authorities in South Africa are unable to comment on the "poison" collusion among the game farm owners nor are they able to verify the source of the contaminated horn. Despite the ethical furore the poisoning of rhino horn may trigger, to many of us this is what we've been waiting for - It's great news in a desperate fight - at last a positive way to fight back to help save the rhino, no matter how illegal - after all the poachers & the "Rhino Mafia" & corrupt politicians or official's acts are also very much illegal !! - all hell will break loose but always remember - " 'n boer maak 'n plan" - this one's desperate but terrific and will wake the Zim, Mozam, SA & Provincial Gov's & Authorities & those further north from their arrogant/corrupt slumbers !! The fight's really on - can't wait !! - Well done to the farmers & rhino owners !! ZWF Comments by Tim Condon Please contact the ZWF Anti- Poaching Confidential Hot-Line with any information in strictest confidence on any acts of poaching - rhino horn, ivory & game for bush meat - to our email at !!

posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 02:15 AM
reply to post by Brad-H

Hi Brad, thanks for the update. I can't say I am sorry about the death of the "fool"! You play the cards you deal and he dealt with the death of a Rhino and has now paid for it with his own. So be it!
If this is the only way to stop the slaughter of Africa's wildlfe then I fully support it!
Have these idiots never heard of Viagra?
Let the flaming start I don't care!

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 05:37 AM
That kinda confirms that even though it might be traceable, no one would even do it. The only problem now is whether the syndicates will target the farmers! but "luckily" the get horns from multiple farms and if they take out the farmers their "production" lines would cease to exist.

At least some kind of good news today in a "Dexter" kind of way.

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 06:03 AM
There has been a sickening increase of rhino butchering across southern Africa lately.
I actually saw a farmer on television who claimed they would do this.
However, experts commented that contrary to popular belief rhino horn is not popular as a "medicine" in the East.
The main market is to make ornate dagger handles in Arab countries.

So I doubt the veracity of these reports, or people in the East are getting slightly ill from other quack "traditional" medicines.

posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 03:00 AM
reply to post by halfoldman

I want to bring this thread back up on ATS due to the reports on Sky this morning regarding the disgusting slaughter by poachers of Rhino in South Africa.

Over two hundred Rhino have been poached in the first three months of this year.


When will we we stand up and so NO MORE!

HalfOldMan, I am sorry but I just checked and your information regarding China and Chinese Medicine is incorrect! The decline you speak of is in the market for daggers etc. made of Rhino Horn! The market for Rhino HORN is still as it always was the Far East Male Sex Drive Market! These horny old men who can't "get it up" are the main cause of the poaching!

I hope that the poisoning of the horns will become mainstream and ALL of these disgusting people who are using powdered Rhino Horn to try and cure their "dis-ease" DIE a Slow and painful death before there are no Rhino left to save!

posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 09:12 AM
This is what happens when we don't care!

posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by wiser3

That was grim to look at,but necessary,thank you for posting,wiser3.

I will say again,what i said in another post-there should be a massive campaign of mandatory surgical de-horning of surviving rhino's,by qualified vets-there is no other way,not anymore.Time is running out.

When future generations of children ask why rhino's do not have horns anymore-the culprits,the stinking root cause-the consumers of rhino horn can be named,shamed,etc.But for now-rather have hornless,safe rhino's than to see images such as this.
Hard choices have to made and implemented-and soon,as in yesterday.There is not much time left.

posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 01:10 PM
poaching is a sad sad thing
unless its a chicken egg
or a fish

where I am in Canada its a continious debate.
generally though here decent people live by the "if you kill it, eat it" rule

since game is not so plentiful in many places these days there is a very jealous sideways looking thing going on
poachers make it even more scarce which riles people who try to conserve game properly

if the man catches you violating any rules though they Ministry of natural resources can confiscate just about everything you own

edit on 11-4-2013 by Danbones because: (no reason given)

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