Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1,000 rhinos butchered in just 18 months: Bid to stop poaching as species faces extinction

Hello Fellow Alchemist Club Members
Once again, this is Mr. Ronelus. I wish I had good news to share with you today. I have more sad news in regards to the black rhino crisis. Please read the article below and click on the URL link to visit the site for the full article. I've also post this this story in Google (+). It would be great if everyone can comment on this post. I would love to open a Socratic discussion based on this article. In other words, share your thoughts with us. Here is the article:

Conservationists racing to a build next generation camera trap in poaching hotspots have issued a desperate appeal for public support to secure crucial funds to save hundreds of rhinos and elephants over the next two years.

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) hopes to install cameras with automatic sensors in Tsavo National Park, in Kenya, to protect rhinos and elephants from poachers who are mercilessly cashing in on the soaring demand for rhino horn and ivory.

The creatures' horns, particularly coveted in China, Vietnam and other parts of Asia, are ground to powder and used as traditional medicines.

However, as Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has shrewdly pointed out in the past: “Rhino horn has the same medicinal value as one of my big toenails.”

 More than 1,000 rhinos have been butchered in Africa in the past 18 months

The creatures' horns are hacked off, ground to powder and used as traditional medicines.

Rhinos are being butchered all over the world

Here is the link for the full article. I hope you all will take 10 minutes to read and comment on this post. 


  1. This is not a good feeling for the black rhino. The black rhino are getting lesser in 18 mouths and being sold for there hornes to make big money (medicine and jewelry ) .

  2. oh my goodness how manny rhinos are going to die?!?!?!?! >:(

  3. This is the sad reality of the rhino situation. Share this with all your friends. Spread the word!