Friday 25 July 2014

Rhino Poacher gets 77 years jail

A Rhino Poacher has been sentenced to 77 years in Prison. His name is Mandla Chuke and he was caught in the Kruger NP in 2011 where he had killed three rhino calves. He was sentenced at Nelspruit Magistrates Court on the 22nd July.

A good result - but he's just a small fish in the game. With the current price of Rhino horn ($70000 per kilo at the retail end)  the middle men will  still be offering enough cash to temp yet more desperate youths to have a go.

Far better if the South African Government made serious efforts to address the problem and its links to big business in the country.

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