Rhino poaching on the rise again

There are some really disturbing reports coming in about poaching of rhinos. WWF and other groups estimate that killing of rhinos has risen four-fold in the recent years and poaching of rhinos is at a 15-year high.

The reasons for all the killing of rhinos are demands in Asia where they use rhino-horns in traditional medicine. There have even been reports about rhino killings in Asia with evidence of 10 animals killed in India and 7 in Nepal.

This is really sad news. I hope environment groups and the governments in the various countries are able to stop this madness and that users of traditional medicine use their brains and stop using such idiotic practices.

2 Responses to “Rhino poaching on the rise again”

  1. 1Gabriele on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:07 pm:

    There was a time when collections were held in my childrens’ high school in South Africa to buy a Rhino. It just meant getting funds together to prevent poaching or more awareness against their slaughter for Muti as the Africans say. A muti for an aphrodisiac made of Rhino horn, just figure… Also some believe it may cure illness. However the main illness is to hunt it for profit – to make it extinct. Black Rhinos, white rhinos, all are in danger.

  2. 2Gabriele on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:11 pm:

    I didn’t want to enter my web or blog. You will find me as Tenerife holiday home insider…
    Tenerife has hardly any wildlife. No snakes, only birds and lizards and beautiful goats, which slowly will have to respect road signs. Run away pets, you encounter in the woods… Ach, shame…