posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 11:21 PM
I live in South Africa. Here we hear of Rhino's being killed each week.
The worst thing for me is that my family in the past were heavily involved in the conservation of wildlife in the Natal Province where I eventually
I still have a good friend who works for the conservation team in Natal and he told me last year that there are many more animals killed each year
which we never hear about in the News media due to the poachers being assisted by the actual people who are being paid to protect the animals
Even our President walks around at traditional functions with a Leopard skin draped over his shoulder as a status symbol
The main threat I agree is coming from the East. Where before we had small scale poaching for bush meat and skins we now have a well organised and
armed group looking to destroy an entire animal just for its horns, skin or tusks
All I can say is we should setup "farms". Breed these species. Protect them but when they get "old" and their ends are near then "cull" them and
harvest their important bits. Sell those and then use that money to pay all the people you have hired to protect the stock.