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#1 Game Warden

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 09:04 PM

From Poaching Intelligence, Facebook:

NEWS OUT OF ZIMBABWE, WHITE RHINO SHOT WHILE DRINKING, AND HORN HACKED OFF WITH PANGAS, REPORT FROM MARK BRIGHTMAN


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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:18 AM

Critically Endangered Black Rhino Brutally Slaughtered in Zimbabwe [Warning: Extremely Graphic Images] reports www.rhinoconservation.org .

This black rhino bull was shot in the brain yesterday while he drank from a watering hole in Zimbabwe. The wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC reports that rhino horn is now leaving southern Africa within hours of being obtained.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:45 AM

Matt, I can't even read these reports any more. This appears to need the countries concerned to declare genuine war on these criminal groups but they are so underfunded. If it was oil, the big guns would be out there firing. Despair, Matt, no other word for it!

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 11:53 AM

Yes, I'm not posting these reports from a voyeuristic pleasure, it's really depressing me how often these reports are coming out, on an increasing level. But it's important the news is coming out.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:37 AM

I know Matt, you are doing the right thing. It is hard though .......

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 03:48 PM

Yeah, every day, there's more depressing news on an endangered or threatened species being massacred. Apparently, reasoning with these "folks" or trying to take them to court isn't doing any good so I (my opinion, guys)
think it is high time we pull out the big guns. Desperate times calls for desperate measures.

Twaffle, you hit the nail on the head; if it was oil or gold or diamonds or some other "valuable commodity" (and to me wildlife is a valuable commodity) there would be no argument that proper force would be used in stopping these atrocities.





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