A RHINO IS SLAUGHTERED EVERY 7 HOURS FOR IT’S HORN
The insatiable desire for rhino horn has fueled a poaching crisis
hurtling rhinos towards extinction.
Rhinos have survived predators, climate change, and disease for 50 million years. Asia’s soaring demand for rhino horn will loom rhinos to extinction. Rhino horn is declared more valuable than gold, diamonds, and cocaine fetching a price tag of US$60,000 a kilogram. The illicit rhino-horn trade is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine.
The rhino poaching crisis in South Africa is much larger than the species being slaughtered for its horn in order to supply Traditional Chinese Medicine. The killing of these prehistoric animals is one symptom of a much larger disease … filled with greed, corruption, and organized crime that permeates every level of the chain of command. From the rangers on the front lines who put their lives in danger every day to the Asian markets, the poacher’s pipeline illustrates just how deep this war runs.
HELP SAVE THE RHINO AND THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT
Wildlife is under attack by Congress. Congressional bill H.R. 2603 aims to remove Africa’s species from the Endangered Species Act. This includes Africa’s most vulnerable iconic species like elephants and rhinos. Some powerful members of Congress and special interest groups are trying to dismantle the law. We need your help to save this landmark Act before it’s too late.