In the past two days two rhino have been poached in India's Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Jorba, the sniffer dog sponsored by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), and his handler assisted forest and police staff at the scene of the crime of the first rhino poaching in Burapahar Range of Kaziranga . Picking up the scent from an axe that had been left behind by the poachers after cutting off the rhino horn, Jorba lead the forest and police team to a nearby village which led to the arrest of a suspect.
The next day another rhino was poached and Jorba again assisted the forest and police team to sniff out the exit route and track down a suspect from the scene of the crime.
Appeal to the India Government"While Jorba's assistance is invaluable in tracking down poachers after the event, the rhino poaching situation is not good," says Dr BibhabTalukdar of DSWF supported NGO Aaranyak .
"Please may I appeal to everyone to fax or email the attached letter to the Prime Minister of India to urge him to take immediate steps to curb this criminal activity."
Fax No: 91-11-23019545 / 23016857 and also a fax copy to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi 91-1123017047/23018651. To email click here or send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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