Turning rhinos into fast bucks

Turning rhinos into fast bucks

When it comes to poaching, Woolworths has moved beyond the egg section. Woolworths recently threw its weight behind rhino conservation with its MyPlanet scheme that encourages customers to contribute to the MyPlanet Rhino Fund (an Endangered Wildlife Fund initiative) by swiping their cards at participating retailers. Well done Woolworths - but take a deeper look, because a leopard doesn't change it's spots.

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Submitted by : Graham Anderson of Pinetown on 2011-10-25 12:14:55
I discussed the Rhino problem with an eminently experienced wild life conservationist who suggested the government should, in order to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the Eastern block for horn, look to do a deal govt to govt to sell breeding pairs. However this to be done strictly on the basis that they would be bred for horn and not to be killed. The fact that rhino horn has not been medically proven to assist with whatever the Eastern block think it does means that we will continue to be faced with the killing of our wildlife resources unless some thinking out of the box happens and soon.


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