Endangered rhinos being killed at alarming rate

The World Wildlife Fund has reported 333 rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2010. Ten were among the critically endangered black rhinos.

From the report

“” The current wave of poaching is being committed by sophisticated criminal networks using helicopters, night-vision equipment, veterinary tranquilizers and silencers to kill rhinos at night while attempting to avoid military and law enforcement patrols. “”

Poachers want their horns, which are used in Asian medicines. Even without evidence that the materials found in these horns can cure cancer, the poaching continues.

These poachers are more than willing to wipe  a species of animal off the planet for short-term gain. This is sick stuff.

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