13 Feb '12, 5am

Rhino Accidently Killed In Demo Aimed To Stop Poachers | Care2 Causes

Rhino Accidently Killed In Demo Aimed To Stop Poachers | Care2 Causes

A demonstration to show new anti-poaching techniques developed by an animal reserve in South Africa took a disastrous turn when the rhino used in the procedure accidently died. The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve in Pretoria, South Africa invited journalists and animal activists to watch the process where veterinarians inject the horn of a rhinoceros with a neon pink dye and an insecticide as well as a tracking device in order to stop poachers from killing the endangered animals. The dye is similar to the one used by banks to mark money during robberies. The idea is to help law enforcement to identify rhino horns that may be sold on the black market. The insecticide is used to protect the animals against ticks. Twenty rhinos have already undergone the procedure at the animal reserve without any problems. Lorinda Hern, spokesperson for the reserve said the technique was devel...

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