Gallery: Poachers Completely Wipe Out African Rhinos in Mozambique

 

The African Rhinoceros evolved over millions of years, and despite living on earth for eons, it has not been able to survive the greed of human beings. Conservationists have announced that the last 15 of the animals were killed by poachers last month in Mozambique’s section of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Slaughtered for their horns, which fetch higher prices than gold on the Asian market for their supposed cancer-curing and aphrodisiac properties, rhinos in neighboring areas are also in peril. To add to the tragedy, authorities believe that the poachers were aided by the park rangers sworn to protect them.

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3 Comments

  1. WohnDesignTrend May 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    horrible! people that have no good in their hearts! truly sad :(

  2. socalarch May 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    This is one of the saddest bits of knowledge I have heard in a long time. The utter foolishness and stupidity of the human species never ceases to reach new heights.
    So, so sad.

  3. rnbram May 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Instead of banning their use, make rhinoceroses a business value for animal husbandry: let land owners raise them as their own property! Then they’ll probably breed them as their numbers increase. Then, any who steal rhino horns, become thieves, not just poachers.

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