Poachers kill rhino, hurt calf

2011-06-20 16:30

Johannesburg - A white rhino was killed and dehorned and her calf shot and injured, on a private game farm in Hoedspruit, Limpopo police said on Monday.

The carcass was found on Monday morning when workers were patrolling the game farm, said Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto.

The rhino cow was shot and her horn was removed.

Otto said the 4-month-old calf fled from the scene and farm workers and the police were tracing it.

No arrests were made.

  • Mr Gus - 2011-06-20 16:50

    Another one bites the dust, when will this ever stop - I guess when there is no more Rhino or they find a generic substitute - fat chance - meanwhile the suffering continues unabated and these magnificent beasts are plundered for some warped beliefs and sheer greed - I truly hope the people responsible burn in Hell.....

      Baddy - 2011-06-20 17:01

      I'm with u 100% there bud. Let's start a company and we patrol the game farms and we shoot on sight :)

      Alan - 2011-07-05 06:13

      When the SA Government stops bleeding the man in the street dry and when the people of the world get off there "BUTTS" and say NO. Then just may be, but how many animals have we lost to the fact the the HUMAN does not care as the only thing important to the human is them self. Ask me I have over 5500 database of horse owners that do not even care about there own horses.

  • Barry - 2011-06-20 17:04

    I think they should put a tracking device that is monitored 24 hrs a day on these animals so that these beastly people can be caught.

  • Ulbisch1 - 2011-06-20 17:07

    I agree with Baggy 100%.If you are Ready,please let me know

  • motsokwane - 2011-06-20 17:08

    Racism again if it's not white farmers pillikies chopped out is white rhinos.WTFCUK.

      Sgtsa - 2011-06-20 17:44


      Shivermetimb - 2011-06-20 17:51

      The name is a bastardisation of wijdlip. You really are thick. Get an education.

      Chris - 2011-06-20 19:41

      god im tiered of these guys blaming all their sh*t on us.time to see the real prob cuzz....its not us...not one person mentioned anything bout your race but you found time to get a shot in at us whites on this page....why?...did anyone here say anything bout you and your so why do you the black person have to bring race into the issue? seems to me that you guys are the instigators wile we sit are the racist here not me or any other white person that commented the one inciting trouble so pls shut you big fat mouth and go comment on malema clips....this is bout rhinos not politics.

      motsokwane - 2011-06-20 22:01

      CRIS,go to school first and stop exposing yourself.You can't even spell your motherF%%kn language.IDIOT.

  • Lennox - 2011-06-20 17:10

    All for the sake of the horn but there is a demand for it and the Chinese are behind it for sure , like the Japanese do with the sharks just for the fin.....what chance does an animal stand when humans are so cruel to each other.

  • Sgtsa - 2011-06-20 17:44

    I think we will need to catch the Rhino's and remove there Horns to project them again.

  • Krolie - 2011-06-20 17:57

    This is terrible. Shocking! I am starting to lose faith in humanity. What has become of our fellow South Africans?

  • hawker - 2011-06-20 18:18

    I think SANPARKS should employ people to constantly patrol our natural heritage, so that when they see people trying to poach Rhinos or anything, or even if they see someone suspicious, they should be under orders to just shoot. The rotting corpses of poachers will feed a few hungry animals during the dry season too, which is a plus.

  • kirk.gainsford - 2011-06-22 20:46

    thats more than 185 this year. it's unbelievable, for what? keratin. bite your nails people. these guys are doing something worthwhile. please watch

  • jane.martyn.calladine - 2011-06-22 21:21

    I hear that there are a lot of Chinese behind the poaching of rhino now, that doesnt surprise me, they will eat and kill anything for profit or so called health (sex) benefits. When will humans start evolving again rather than devolving. Poor poor rhino, poor calf. Greed seemsto be taking over this world

  • Sharon Smith - 2011-07-01 22:54

    @Baddy: And i will voluntarily come work for you..I'd like to cut the f**ker's nose and d**k off with a sharp razor - very slowly..

  • Alan - 2011-07-05 06:07

    So the horse world just does not care about the Rhino??? Before posting sign the petition please and get every one you know to do the same. Lets get this project running BIG time. There are more than a MILLION people on FB a lone so to get them all to sign the petition can be dun. Click this link and get every one to do the same. Cut and past this every where.

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