URGENT: Please Help Bring Rhino Poachers to Justice

Kingpin poaching leader Hugo Ras, and his nine co-accused  have been charged with no less than 318 charges regarding their involvement in rhino poaching and related crimes. These people are REPEAT OFFENDERS; they are believed to be responsible for the brutal slaughter and mutilation of 24 rhino, including a pregnant cow and a small calf, in state and privately owned reserves around the country between June 2008 and June 2012.

Hugo Ras

Hugo Ras, serial rhino killer

They were arrested Friday by South African’s Priority Investigation Unit, the Hawks. A spokesperson for the group, Paul Ramaloko called the syndicate’s operations the “serial killing” of rhino.

Via Allison Thompson from OSCAP (Outraged South African Citizens Against Poaching), here is a list of the accused:

ras and coconspirators

Ras and his co-conspirators in court.

1. Hugo Ras (Ringleader)
2. Trudie Ras (wife of Hugo)
3. Mandla Magaguka (poacher)
4. Willie Oosthuizen (Organized Crime)
5. Joseph Wilkinson (Attorney)
6. Jacobus Steyn aka Bonnie Steyn (Pilot)
7. Abraham Johannes Smit (Trudi Ras’s brother)
8. Christopher Scheepers aka Mathys (Free State guy)
9. Anton Ras (brother of Hugo)
10. Willem van Jaarsveld (still trying to work out who and what he is).

All the accused are currently in custody as the case was postponed, at the request of the state. BUT we urgently need YOUR help! The accused have the means to flee the country should they be granted bail. Please see the following petition to ask the court to deny Ras and his gang bail. IT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR A SHORT TIME. PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE IMMEDIATELY.

DENY BAIL to alleged POACHING KINGPIN HUGO RAS and his co-conspirators 

For more on Ras and his crimes, see Julian Rademaker’s excerpt from Killing for Profit: http://killingforprofit.com/2014/09/22/rhino-syndicate-ringleader-arrested/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “URGENT: Please Help Bring Rhino Poachers to Justice

  1. Connie Keys

    These people are what is called big brave pieces of worthless shits they are nothing but an uneducated idiots and their behaviour proves it. Denying African children their heritage, providing money for corrupt governments and men without scruples are a disgrace and should hang their heads in absolute shame. Small penis syndrome can’t succeed over other well educated humans so kill animals who can’t defend themselves. You make me puke

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