Poachers kill rhino in French Zoo for his horn

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Poachers kill rhino in French Zoo for his horn

Post  bluebell on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 4:10 pm

No

How dreadful this is.  Also how could this happen?  Getting into a Rhino enclosure, shooting the animal and sawing off its horn??
Zoos (which I absolutely HATE) are supposed to be there to protect animals FGS.   Poor Vince, RIP.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39194844

Poachers kill rhino for his horn at French zoo

This file photo taken on August 1, 2002 shows two rhinoceros at the Thoiry Zoo

A four-year-old white rhino has been killed at a French zoo. Pictured: Rhinos at Thoiry in 2002

A rhino has been shot dead by poachers at a zoo in France in what is believed to be the first such incident in Europe.

Keepers found Vince, a four-year-old white rhino, in his enclosure at Thoiry Zoo on Tuesday morning.

One of his horns had been hacked off with a chainsaw, police said.

The African rhino's ivory horn commands high prices on the black market, wi
th about 100 killed every month in the wild.
However, this is thought to be the first time poachers have targeted a rhino living in a European zoo.

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Re: Poachers kill rhino in French Zoo for his horn

Post  Andrew on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 4:58 pm

Poor Vince indeed. A tragic story.

An inside job maybe (or some assistance)?

The African rhino's horn commands high prices on the black market

They then took the horn - a kilo of which could fetch as much as $60,000 (£49,300).
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Post  candyfloss on Tue 07 Mar 2017, 5:00 pm

Very sad and upsetting story. Crying or Very sad They should chop the poachers dongly off when they catch him or them!

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