Veterinarian and expert on the ground for rhino poaching, Johan Marais stated “People need to be made aware of the brutality with which the animals are killed. The ones left alive are left with horrific injuries, with huge parts of their faces gouged out, and bullet wounds in their legs.”
The campaign makes the point that thanks to available medical attention, their lives were saved. With each rhino victim left in the wake of a poaching trauma, funds are badly needed to treat and rehabilitate the survivors. It is a grueling uphill battle to save them, and with the current numbers, each and every life counts.
One of the campaigns volunteers, Partington Mtatabikwa, who lost an arm and a leg in a mining accident said “I was lucky – help came. Otherwise I would have lost much more. Rhinos are seldom so lucky.”