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Rhino Horn - it's only benefit is to a rhino!

22 September 2013, 20:31

The picture shows a young rhino on it's haunches, It has been hamstrung, de-horned and left to die an excriciatingly painful death by poachers.

This is what our enemies are doing to Africa.

Rhino horn has no discernable medicinal value so the harvesting is a senseless, corrupt and moronic pursuit. To hunt or farm horn perpetuates the myth that the horn has real value to living creatures other than a rhino, and this must be seen for the abomination and as the lie that it is.

I call on the NPA and Asset Forfeiture Unit to sit at a round table with representatives of S A's Conservationists, Environmentalists Scientists, Justice, Safety and Security and Public Forums together with their international counterparts, to thrash out the merits and de-merits of acquiring, by confiscation, every single rhino horn  that is not 'on the hoof ' in the country and publicly burning the pyre to once and for all prove expertly  beyond doubt that the horn has no intrinsic value except in the imaginations of wayward thinkers, obscenely greedy and morally corrupt businessmen and Asian demand country consumers.

I also think that we need to look into the S A Banks and Financing establishments to find out who of them are inadvertantly bankrolling any operations or syndicates that enable this wildlife crisis to contiue, and to boycott them en masse. The Financial Intelligence Centre and it's international counterparts must elevate the trade in wildlife and what is harvested to the same status as Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorist Activities. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that these are all inextricably linked and that this puts all of South Africa and all South Africans at risk.

Let this also be a challenge to this Government and the country's current and future leaders. If you  have any intention of delivering on your promises to the people of this country you need to create and facilitate a stable environment in which to do so. Permeable borders, exceptionally prolific crime and crime syndications, ignorance or apathy of what is happening on the ground and reluctance to engage threats, and the undue influence  of personal gain vs what is right for the people,  all point to an unstable country ripe for the plucking.
Use the opportunity that the rhino crises is presenting to you to show that you are  capable of protecting South Africa, it's history and heritage.it's freedoms, it's beautiful  people, flora and fauna and of course it's future.

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