As a frivolously minded teenager, I have not always seen myself as an 'anti-poaching' activist, whatever that term really means anyway...
Well, not always, because up until recently I never supposed I was capable of making a difference and besides, I had bigger things on my agenda: like which flavour of Simba chips to choose and how awesome I can get my hair to look each day.
It all changed when I was approached to film a documentary on a revolutionary step towards a, ironically (as a teenager), hornier world, I mean a world filled with Rhino - Happy Rhinos that is.
To simplify the technical, Horn Treatment treats the Rhino Horn with poison that it is not suitable for human consumption.
The horns are treated with the poison that is infused with a red, indelible dye (rendering the horn almost crimson in colour) that warns any 'pesky' poacher not to get too close. The horns are then useless on the black-market – yeah baby!
This treatment has to be seen as a deterring agent more than an instant euthanasia. Although, most would say that euthanasia is exactly what those poachers need.
So how can you help me make the world a little hornier?
As soon as those buggers find out that their libido will be traded in for a night out in an oxygen tent they might just back off. So yes, this teenager can make a difference and I already have; with this post.
Right, so now it’s your turn to make a difference: Share my article and my lil documentary (link below) with everyone you know and let’s get the word out there. Help us spread the word that Rhino horn is no longer Rhino horny!
Clicky and learn! à http://youtu.be/SlMOcmFhA-Y
…and share share share!