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Staff 02-03-2010 05:44 PM

'Thrill killing' poachers pose threat to wildlife
 
'Thrill killing' poachers pose threat to wildlife
Jan 26, 2010
By Jeff DeLong, USA TODAY

'Thrill killing' poachers pose threat to wildlife - USATODAY.com
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Deer, elk and even raccoons have a new type of predator to worry about: Poachers who kill increasingly for the thrill of it.

Scott Talbott, an assistant division chief with Wyoming's Fish and Game Department, calls it "wanton destruction" that goes beyond shooting.

Poachers run down deer with cars or snowmobiles, and chase raccoons, then beat them to death with clubs. They also shoot deer, elk and antelope, sometimes removing valuable antlers but often leaving the carcass to rot on the ground, Talbott and other wildlife officials said...

midwesternerr 02-03-2010 10:34 PM

I'm concerned not just for wildlife, but for what other activities these people might be involved in.

TheLorax 02-06-2010 03:20 PM

Shocking photos of poached animals. Not appropriate for young viewers
 
Please do not follow this link to view the photos of poached African animals unless you believe you will not be upset by them. They are quite graphic-
SANParks.org Forums • View topic - SHOCKING PHOTOS OF POACHING

Fearless Weeder 02-06-2010 03:56 PM

Thanks for remembering to include the caution icon when posting.

Staff 10-19-2010 10:50 AM

Arrested SA poaching gang linked to Minister Kembo Mohadi
 
Arrested SA poaching gang linked to Minister Kembo Mohadi
By Tererai Karimakwenda
22nd September 2010

Arrested SA poaching gang linked to Minister Kembo Mohadi
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Dawie Groenewald, owner of the notorious Out of Africa Adventure Safaris company and his wife, Sariette, were arrested on Monday in South Africa, for allegedly being the masterminds behind an illegal rhino poaching gang. Nine other people, including veterinarians and hunters, were also arrested for poaching.

The gang appeared before a magistrate in South Africa on Wednesday, which is ironically also the day declared International Rhino Day by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The case was postponed until April 11th, 2011...

havalotta 10-21-2010 02:04 PM

:smileyclap

Staff 10-25-2010 11:16 AM

S.Africa using GPS microchips to stop rhino poaching
 
S.Africa using GPS microchips to stop rhino poaching
October 21, 2010
PhysOrg

http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-10-...-poaching.html
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South African rangers on Thursday announced a plan to implant GPS devices in the horns of rhinos in a new effort to combat rampant poaching.

The GPS chips link up to a computer monitoring station where park rangers track the rhinos...

Equilibrium 10-25-2010 11:26 PM

We started embedding microchips in saguaros to stop landscapers from helping themselves to the "fruits" of the desert so I think this is one of the best ideas they've come up with so far. Embed microchips in their horns!!! Poachers are scum of the earth.


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