Rhino bull killed near Mossel Bay

2012-01-17 16:23

George - A rhino bull has been killed near Mossel Bay, police said on Tuesday.

The bull's carcass was found on Monday on Bergsig farm near Hartenbos and Mossel Bay, said Colonel Vishnu Naidoo.

Both horns had been cut off.

"It probably happened on Sunday night," he said.

The Western Cape has recorded far fewer incidents of rhino poaching compared to other regions, such as the Kruger National Park.

This was only the second incident in the past 12 months, Naidoo said.

An investigation is under way.

  • Theresa - 2012-01-17 16:28

    Damn, this year has started badly for our rhino.

      nasheenar - 2012-01-17 16:29

      The laws does not protect the Rhino hence its free for all.

      Willie - 2012-01-17 16:41

      Why don't the put trackers on this animals, it is becoming worse now

  • Travers - 2012-01-17 16:29

    even the coastal areas are not safe from these animals (humans)

  • Paul - 2012-01-17 16:30

    poacher blood cures HIV

      npretorius2 - 2012-01-17 16:34

      lol! Great way to get rid of the poachers! good one!!

      Kala - 2012-01-17 16:39

      Shagging one works too:)

      Kala - 2012-01-17 16:40

      Can you imagine a whole whack of people running around our National Parks with no pants on looking for poachers:)

      Ryno Britz - 2012-01-17 17:21

      The younger the poacher, the better the cure, as I understand it!!!

      Ryan - 2012-01-18 11:24

      HIV Blood cures poachers

  • Kala - 2012-01-17 16:32

    The real solution is to shoot the poachers on sight. No questions asked. I know everybody says we must go after the king pins, but if we make it a huge risk for the poachers to shoot rhino they might not be so willing to go after them in the first place. If we arrest the poacher all he gets is a fine that he pays off with the next rhino horn and still has change left over.

      Theresa - 2012-01-17 16:37

      My sentiments exactly! Shoot to kill, no questions asked.

      Henri James Christie - 2012-01-17 17:13

      Agreed, shoot the bastards on sight

      Sean - 2012-01-17 17:14

      If we kill the poachers to such an extent then the kingpins will just offer them a bigger cut :( it seems that nothing is going to stop them, except for a double border fence dotted with anti-personel mines! a double fence to protect and keep our animals out but to keep the corpses of the poachers in so that only the vultures can peck at the bone/s!

      Rodney - 2012-01-17 17:43

      San PArks should put a bounty on poachers !

  • John - 2012-01-17 16:45

    I was at the Garden Route Game Lodge last year where they have 2 female and a baby rhino. The ranger said it was only a matter of time before the poachers got hold of them. At the time they had 24/7 security guards watching the animals. He said it is virtualy impossible to protect the rhino as the poachers are relentless.

  • Alva - 2012-01-17 16:56

    Petition, petition, petition! Add your name to this petition.

      manningi1 - 2012-01-17 18:10

      Waste of time

      adrianlouw2 - 2012-01-26 16:45


  • Ryno Britz - 2012-01-17 17:04

    As long as someone(poacher) is paid for what they have done, the government will collect the 14% VAT spent at the local Bottle-store when they buy their booze..... Win win win all the way.... That's why they use crime to make revenue....

  • duane.vanvuuren - 2012-01-17 17:17

    How can a person thumbs down a positive comment regarding the protection of the rhino? Maybe they should cut off your "horn" and see what "medicinal" values it has! Maybe then you would'nt be so negative. It's a bloody sick world we live in!

  • thinga - 2012-01-17 17:33

    My friend says it's Chinese killing them, I said "NO". Kwaaks

  • manningi1 - 2012-01-17 18:09

    Summarily execute the bastards for rhino horn killings

  • steveroodt - 2012-01-17 18:26

    This is getting out of many people have actually seen a Rhino? they are such great beasts . There is that new dye and poison.they must make it law that ranches use this for the protection of these animals who share this Earth with us.And anyone who thumbs me down on this your welcome to let me pull your nails out with pliers

  • stiaan.schoeman - 2012-01-17 19:23

    Colonel Vishnu Naidoo, this is the third incident here in the last six months... Aquila, Fairy Glen and now Bergsig. Before that, rhino poaching was unheard of here. The reason for the Western Cape recording fewer killings, is only because of numbers. The poachers have realised that Western Cape rhinos are easy targets, because we haven't really had to deal with poaching before.

  • Una - 2012-01-17 19:24

    There is no JUSTICE the poachers in Limpopo are smiling and killing more animals to pay for the fines they await in the trial for last years poaching"CRIME PAYS A LOT" and in the meantime the poor animals are suffering and get slaughtered without guilt. What is going to be left for our children in future????? Please these people need to be killed or stopped for ever. SAVE THE RHINO PLEASE. UNA GROBLER ELLISRAS LIMPOPO

      Ben Brandt - 2013-07-02 21:52

      Well said Una. I totally agree with you. Adriaan, Vrystaat.

      Ben Brandt - 2013-08-18 12:41

      I agree with the lady Una Grobler. SAVE THE RHINO. Adriaan, Vrystaat.

  • Jacques - 2012-01-19 22:00

    Here’s an idea. First get rid of the human rights commission. Then increase patrols and shoot poachers on sight, and shoot to kill. The main masters behind this will then find it harder to get willing poachers as firstly the pool will be diminished and secondly new recruits will think twice. Why can they have success in India with this approach while authorities here are pussyfooting?

  • Annemarie White - 2013-05-01 18:27

    Alicialouise, I cannot agree more. This wonderful continent. These terrible people. There is no respect at all, no shame.

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