Help Protect Rhinos from Becoming Extinct

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Rhino poaching is on the rise and if the trend continues, the species could face extinction. Poaching has hit a new annual record, according to South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).

With a 5,000 percent increase in rhino poaching in the recent year, rhino’s horns are a big commodity on the black market. Rhino horns sell for up to $100,000 a kilo, which surpasses the price of gold. And selling at this hefty price, rhino poachers are attracting more impoverished people to join in the crime syndicate.

Rhino poaching greatly increased after a story that a Vietnamese politician’s relative was cured of cancer from the horn even though science doesn’t support the claim. Cultural traditions in Vietnam, Thailand and China also make rhinos’ horns popular and therefore, increase their demand. And many of the poachers are cross the Mozambique border into Kruger National Park in South Africa where rhino killings are putting the animal in jeopardy of extinction.

If no “effective measures are taken” to stop the criminal poaching, the South African government confirms the world’s rhino population will be close to extinct come 2026.

Help StopRhinoPoaching.com in their global campaign to raise awareness about illegal poaching and help support provincial and private reserves in South Africa as their efforts toward protection before extinction.


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  • Our rhino are on the brink of extinction and we can stop this if we want to! So why aren’t we? Do we want to be the reason why another species, one of the Big 5, becomes extinct? If not, then stop teh ongoing slaughter now before its too late!!!
  • stop making bones worth any money. stop killing wild animals. such a stupid thing to do.
  • dan cignoli
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  • Sign the petition: Help Protect Rhinos from Becoming Extinct
  • Sign the petition: Help Protect Rhinos from Becoming Extinct http://bullhorn.nationofchange.org/protect_rhinos?recruiter_id=344659
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  • I have been privileged to see a Rhino cow with her calf at close range (in Ngorongoro Crater in 1985). Magnificent creatures. They have survived for 50 million years. I would like to see them survive much longer yet.
  • Glad to sign if this helps out rhinos.

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