12 Aug '12, 6am

Photos Prove Nearly Extinct Sumatran Rhino Is Still Alive

The only way to save the rhino in the long run is to make rhino horn pointless. Whaling, for example, took a big hit after they stopped using whale oil for lamps. And this will happen. It always does when a population crashes and supply can't cut it, no matter what the demand. Rhino horn has never been a necessity and if it disappears, people will find something else in its place. Also, this may sound harsh, but Richard Leakey did a pretty good job of proving that if you shoot the poachers instead of ducking and running when they pop off at you in the field, that has a pretty good effect, too. It helps to remember that the people involved in this trade aren't starving. The populations in these areas are far too large to support themselves on hunting. They're poor, sure, but they are eating other things these days. Poaching is the local equivalent of cooking crack for schoo...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/photos-prove-nearly-extinct-s...

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