Rhinos Could Go Extinct if Their Genocide in Africa isn’t stopped

rhino poaching

From Yahoo News:

Following the tragic killing of Cecil the lion it is imperative that we use this outrage to turn the spotlight on one of South Africa’s biggest tragedies—rhino genocide. When most travelers head to Africa for a safari vacation they are hoping to spot the “Big Five.” That is shorthand for the big game— lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. But, if things don’t change and soon, they will only ever get a chance to see the “Big Four.”

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Police arrest Thai pet shop owner with rare lions

Thai police arrest pet shop owner for possessing protected wildlife, including rare lions

Associated Press – June 10, 2013

Lions in Cages

Lions rest inside an enclosure after a raid at a zoo-like house on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand Monday, June 10, 2013. Thai police and forestry officials searched and seized a number …more of imported and endangered animals including 14 lions from Africa and arrested the house’s owner. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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