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Fed Up with the Justice System for Rhinos?

There’s a lot going on with poachers the last couple of weeks. As usual the justice system could use some “encouragement” to do their jobs effectively. It is crucial we join together in signing the following petitions. And for those naysayers who think petitions aren’t enough-go ahead and sit on your hands and let it pass you by. For the rest of you-take every opportunity to make your voices heard and save our rhino!

Remember the words of Dr. William Fowlds, ‘Make a commitment to do one thing every day for rhinos, even if it is just a tweet or a post – if not a day then a week’.

Time is of the essence-On Sept 29, Monday-Hugo Ras and his co-conspirators are counting on getting bail. They are confident they will beat the system as they have done before. These people are responsible for multiple rhino deaths.

DENY BAIL TO HUGO RAS AND CO-CONSPIRATORS

Three SANParks employees were arrested for their involvement in rhino poaching. The ONLY thing lower than a poacher-someone entrusted with rhino protection who betrays them!

DENY BAIL TO SANPARKS EMPLOYEES

When the elusive poaching kingpin Chemlong Lemtongthai was finally apprehended and sentenced with 40 years, it set the precedent by sending a strong message of intolerance to poachers. Yet then it was reduced to 30 years. And now, an additional reduction was given of just 13 years! This is a slap in the face to rhinos and conservationists everywhere!

CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA-INVESTIGATE THE JUDGE RESPONSIBLE FOR REDUCING KINGPIN POACHER’S SENTENCE

Please sign, share and let’s put these evil people where they belong-IN JAIL-away from rhinos, away from people.

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The Writing on the Wall

“There is another menacing storm heading south through Africa and the first ominous drops of blood fell on SA soil this week. ” -Will Fowlds

With poaching taking its toll  on 383 rhinos so far this year, South Africa is not new to the epidemic. But with rhino horn worth twenty times more than ivory, elephants haven’t been poached in the country for a decade… until now.
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In 2012 there were 16,700 elephants in Kruger National Park.

On Thursday, rangers found the dead bull elephant with missing tusks. They noted four sets of footprints leaving the park headed toward Mozambique.
Unfortunately this would be just “one more elephant” if it were Zimbabwe or Mozambique. But with the start of it in SA, this is devastating news. Proof of things to come.
“We have been alarmed about the elephant poaching happening in Central Africa and its more recent spread and escalation into East Africa and then Southern Africa. This latest news from Kruger National Park seems to prove that nowhere is safe and we need to respond strongly.”  -Jo Shaw, rhino program manager at WWF in Cape Town.
It is time for South Africa to strengthen its political will toward poaching of its wildlife. A no tolerance position is the only way to save Africa’s elephants and rhinos.
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Dr. WIlliam Fowlds

 As Will Fowlds stated,
“If we don’t do more, the inevitable is coming our way. And they won’t stop at elephant either. With so many great initiatives growing in SA, we do have the ability to reverse this crisis. More protection, more education & demand reduction, more rescue & more political will.”
Please sign and share: STOP RHINO POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

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