A tribute to Dr Fowlds & All Who Try To Save The Rhino, From The Poaching Butchers!!

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“The following are 3 videos relating to the previous post, regards the rhino butchered at Kariega; this is the rest of the story.”

” Dr Fowlds & his team tried to save the 2 rhino, Thandi & Themba. I will let the videos’s tell the story & show the deavesting effects, poaching has on those who try to save them!”

“Since 2007, there has been a 3000% increase in the amount of rhino illegally slaughtered in South Africa.  Their horns are worth more than their weight in gold. This and habitat loss have made the rhino one of the most endangered animals on the planet. To ensure any future survival, the protection and conservation of these animals has reached a critical status.  
It has been scientifically proven that aphrodisiacs, traditional medicines and beauty treatments made from rhino horn have absolutely no effect what so ever. You may as well use your toe nail clippings.”

Please note; viewer discretion is advised for all videos!

Published on 21 Mar 2012 by 

Published on 12 Mar 2012 by 

IN a delicate and controversial 20-minute procedure, wildlife officials surgically dehorned the remaining horned rhinos at the Kariega Private Game Reserve in an attempt to deter poaching. Dr Willliam Fowlds (right) dehorns a young rhino calf at Kariega Private Game Reserve with help from Braam Malherbe (centre) and Kariega game rangers

Published on 25 Mar 2012 by 

This footage is courtesy of Paul Mills

Two Shetland ponies found dead in Cornwall

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Police are investigating after the bodies of two ponies were found in Cornwall.

Two Shetland ponies were found dead in Carharrack, near Redruth yesterday (Sunday 24 June).

They were found by the owners, who had gone to feed the animals, at around 10.30am.

Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating the deaths and are reminding horse owners to remain vigilant.

A spokesman for the force said: “Following an examination of the ponies by a vet it is entirely possible that their deaths may have been accidental and not criminal. However we are keeping an open mind and enquiries will continue in order to determine exactly what has happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police on 101.

News Link:-http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/313109.html

Mihiri campaign – END THE BRUTAL TREATMENT OF THIS POOR ELEPHANT!

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A seven year old elephant at the Pinnewala Elephant ‘Orphanage’ in Sri Lanka has recently been seen with multiple wounds to her legs and head, believed to be caused by a brutal training regime. The young female Mihiri was born at the facility in 2005, and has always lived there. Photos taken on Wednesday 29th February show deep open wounds on her legs which appear to have been caused by chaining or use of a sharp tool such as an ankus (known in Sri Lanka as a Henduwa). She also has fresh wounds on the face and head which appear to have been caused by a similar implement.Pinnewala elephant campaign

Elephants at the Pinnewala centre are habituated to people and trained to a basic level required for management at the site. However they are not routinely trained in the traditional mahout system or to the same degree of control as a typical ‘domesticated’ elephant. It is believed that Mihiri is undergoing this kind of intensive training, possibly in preparation for transfer to another site either in Sri Lanka or overseas.

This treatment is clearly causing Mihiri significant pain and distress. It is not an acceptable way for any elephant care facility to treat its animals– let alone one which describes itself as an orphanage or sanctuary.

Please help us to save poor Mihiri from this terrible ordeal.
Pinnewala is owned and run by the Government of Sri Lanka, under the same management as the national zoo. Please write politely to the Director of the zoo to express your concern and ask for his assurance that this treatment of Mihiri will stop immediately and the facility will publicly pledge not to attempt such practices on any other animal in their care. Please send a copy of your letter or email to the Ministry for Economic Development (which is responsible for Pinnewala and the zoo).

Read more via Mihiri campaign.

http://www.bornfree.org.uk/campaigns/elephants/campaign-action/sri-lanka-elephants/captive-elelphant-welfare/mahasen-campaign/

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