By Manjinder Singh
South African rhinos are getting killed at a concerning rate. It is high time now that authorities concerned should take some stringent action before its gets too late. A meeting was also held where South African officials have warned that rhinos poaching in the country have been reaching to a record level. It was revealed in the meeting that took place in Bangkok that 146 animals have been killed for their alone in 2013.
Experts said increasing demand for rhino thorns and especially in Vietnam has led to a rise in rhino killings. Official data revealed that 668 rhinos were slaughtered in 2012 in South Africa.
Fundisile Mketeni from Ministry of Environment, South Africa, said out of 146 killed in 2013, 107 were killed in Kruger National Park. The South African delegates said they have been discussing on whether the country should lift a ban on selling of rhinos' horns as horns re-grow.
A number of experts believe that if the ban is lifted then rhinos killing will be reduced to a great extent. But before they could take a decision, the South African delegates said that they decided to initiate talk. "We must talk about it, because all other things are spoken about, but this is taboo - no-one wants to touch it", said the South African delegates.