WAR, Warriors for African Rhino, initiates campaign to save the endangered rhino in South Africa, please sign the petition, get your SA embassy involved, send a letter and get President Zuma to lead the charge.
This morning we received an urgent plea to arms from our friends at WAR [Warriors for African Rhino] to join the campaign to get signatures for the Avaaz petition to save the Rhino.
What is AVAAZ? Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Basically to get those in power to take the action the people want to bring about the change needed for a better world.
This effort is possibly the biggest hope to sway the SA government to stop the poaching and save the rhino, so if you’ve not signed the petition please do, thanks.
What WAR members have already done is send letters (and you are invited to do the same, please use this sample) to respective South African embassies, to request pressure be exerted on the South African government, and President Zuma in particular, to lead the charge to save the rhino from the onslaught by poachers.
These poaching attacks are not made by local folk who are starving, but by crime syndicates engaged in illegal wildlife trafficking. We’re told the very same traffickers involved in the gun, drugs and human sex slave trade.
Over 200 rhino have no been poached in South Africa this year alone, that means if this trend is not stopped around 600 will die this year. That’s not counting the unborn calves or live calves that perish when their mothers are killed.
WWF (World Wildlife Fund) recently expressed great concern over the repeated delays by the South African courts in prosecuting alleged poachers. Even when poachers are apprehended (122), few are being brought to trial and even fewer prosecuted and imprisoned. Therefor, the usual deterrent of stiff sentences are missing, so the poaching continues like a free for all.
Here’s what you can do to help:
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Thank you so much for taking up arms and joining us and WAR to save the African rhino.