By Daniel Sternberg
Not that long ago Rhinos were a common site to see on the African landscapes andAsia, with their numbers reaching well over 500 000.
Unfortunately this number has dropped drastically as the Rhino population has the possibility of becoming extinct.
Rhinos are constantly poached for their horns and these are removed while the animal is still alive and injured. This is so very cruel. Our Creator created these animals for us to look after yet we choose not to obey.
The Western Black Rhino has already become extinct in 2011-this being the statement of the IUC -The International Union of Conservation. Their statement was issued saying that the main reason for this was because of poaching.
Here inSouth Africa, we are blessed to have on our borders, 83 percent of the world's Rhino population and 73 percent of the world's wild Rhino.
Poachers are now being caught on a weekly basis and if this horror continues, then by 2018 we could reach a crises point where these Rhinos too could become extinct.
In 2012 alone, 668 Rhinos were killed by poachers meaning that 2 rhinos are killed a day. The figures this year in 2013 is headed toward a thousand.
Poaching takes place across the African Continent includingMocambique,Kenyaand evenZambia. More....