Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Edward Abbey

01 July 2009

47 rhinos poached in Kruger last 15 mths


45 white rhinos and two endangered black rhinos — have been poached in the Kruger National Park in the past 15 months, Water and Environment Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said in a report tabled yesterday.

I'm simultaneously horrified, but not surprised by these facts and figures.

Southern Africa - like anywhere on the planet where there still exists wilderness - is being plundered.

Less glamorous but no less worrying is the extermination of abalone on our coastlines, the genocide of the Knysna sea horses etc etc. (Seahorses are thought to have evolved at least 40 million years ago and have survived from ancient times with only very small changes in body structure or organ function.)

Read the Business Day report and weep!

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