28 Indian Rhinos Killed in Past 11 Months

#1 Jun 14th, 2010, 21:13
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Nepal orders probe into slaughter of rhinos




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KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's government was investigating the poaching of rhinos in the Himalayan nation after 28 of the endangered animals were killed over the past 11 months, an official said Monday.
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"Stopping the poaching is a major challenge for us. There is always an increase in poaching of wildlife in the conservation area when there is political problems," said Department of Forest and Wildlife Conservation official Megh Bahadur Pandey.
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The Indian rhino is the second-largest of five living species, about three times the size of a Sumatran at up to 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms), standing 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall and 12 feet (3.7 meters) long.
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#2 Jun 14th, 2010, 23:25
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It's madness in this day and age and quite upsetting. I've been lucky get a rare glimpse of a Black Rhino and it was an awesome sight.
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Angry

How horrific! I too was lucky enough to see them from elephant back in Chitwan National Park many years ago

I cannot imagine how they could get away with this. Clearly, the people in charge are asleep at the switch--or have been paid off. I don't believe major poaching was a problem so what triggered this slaughter? This is not only an endangered species but a part of the lucrative National Park tourist business to have rhinos there.
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I'd like to cut their flippin' horns off, see how they like it.

Not that it makes me angry or anything...
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