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Poaching is a worldwide epidemic that is destroying our planet’s delicate balance of biodiversity while also causing appalling human rights violations. The demand for rhino horn, particularly in some Asian countries, is the primary reason why the rhino species is facing extinction. Working hand-in-hand with traffickers, who in turn work with poachers, traders pay meager sums for rhinos to be killed so their horns can be upsold on the black market for bogus health benefits.

In the above video, we see the painful reality of poaching. A mother rhino has been gunned down while her scared and confused baby darts around her trying to make sense of the inexplicable tragedy he witnessed. The baby refused to leave his mother’s side, and rescuers had to use a dart to take him to safety at a rhino orphanage.

This tear-jerking incident is a weekly occurrence in Africa. Rhino horn is made of keratin, the same material our own fingernails are made of, and there is zero evidence of any sort that proves ingesting rhino horn helps people in any way. The demand is so high for rhino horn, that even rhinos on protected lands with armed guards are targeted by poachers. This idiotic mentality must stop if rhinos are to have a fighting chance.

Although this video is painful to watch, please make sure to share it with your network. Only when people explicitly see the reality of poaching will they feel compelled to stand up against it.

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Mira
7 Months Ago

how can i sign a petition about a baby rhino, seems to me that the video was deleted..
we have to take an action and save him/her and then replace it to a safer place..
we call ourselves humans, we think we are cultured and civilized but what i see nowadays proves me that we are very wrong... if we just sit and sign the petitions this world will not change.. i myself want to move to africa and do volunteering to save the wild animals of africa , want to devote my life to this goal. Dont just sit and wait for something good to happen. take real actions to change this world.. maybe i sound naive. but it will not hurt us if we really work on this task!


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Denise
8 Months Ago

KARMA: There are lots of poachers to take care of. HELP YOURSELF.


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JOHN PASQUA
8 Months Ago

HELL AWAITS ALL POACHERS TO ORPHAN THE RHINO CALVES LIKE THIS NOW. BOOTS ON THE GROUND TO FIGHT THE POACHERS NOW.


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Seth Tyrssen
8 Months Ago

If only some multi-millionaire would put up the cash to offer a bounty for every poacher\'s head.


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joyce carter
8 Months Ago

I hate hunting and it seems that money is their god.And people do not seem to care.May GOD have mercy on us and may we turn back to him


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Seth Tyrssen
11 Feb 2018

This isn\'t "hunting." Actual hunters are carnivores feeding themselves and their families, ideally wasting nothing. Poaching is murder, for the sake of profit.

M Leybra
8 Months Ago

"Only when people explicitly see the reality of poaching will they feel compelled to stand up against it?" Highly doubtful that all the people involved in the rhino horn market (regardless of what they explicitly see) will ever stand up against it before the last rhino is gone. And the rest of people who explicitly see the reality, are truly powerless to stand up against it.


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Jo Ann Baron
8 Months Ago

I cannot express the grief and pain this causes me. That baby is going in circles he doesn\'t know what to do without his mother which I believe is like being in shock and he doesn\'t know what else to do. The fear that baby feels is overwhelming. The callousness of these poachers is so horrible I can\'t believe something can\'t be done. When they are seen by guards they should be shot to kill, this is the only why to at least slow down this devastation. The thought of losing all of these magnificent creatures in Afriica is just breaking my heart.


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Jeff Biss
8 Months Ago

Everyone involved in the trade of animal parts should be eliminated, from the poacher to the government officials who look the other way to the consumer. They have no claim for mercy.


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Jovy Jergens
8 Months Ago

This is a heart-rending story. Thank you for rescuing that baby!


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