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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Warning: Rhino Horns are POISON. Do NOT ingest for Medicinal Purposes


There are only about 25,000 rhinos left in the world.  Their population is shrinking, while the demand for rhino horns — for alleged medicinal properties — is increasing.

It's the insatiable demand that makes rhino poaching so lucrative, even though poachers are often executed on sight when they're caught.  (It's too quick, but I digress...)

The Rhino Rescue Project has come up with a solution:  injecting each rhino — after tranquilizing, of course — with ectoparasiticide.  Eectoparasiticide is harmless to the rhino, but toxic to humans — causing nausea, vomiting and damage to the nervous system.  Good.  Suffer, you C#$%S&%$in' M#!%&$F#!$er!!!

The Rhino Rescue Project's founder, Lorinda Hern, said:

“The users of rhino horn do not care about killing the animal or the death of rangers and poachers in Africa.  The only way to stop them from consuming horn is to trigger health anxiety—the fear of ingesting contaminated horn.”

So far this program has had the most success in two small reserves near Mozambique.  Numerous signs are posted, informing poachers of the horn-poisoning, and hence the poachers would be killing rhinos and risking their own lives for nothing.

The much larger Kruger National Park in South Africa has not taken this approach.  Yet.  (One can hope.)  A park spokesperson said:

“This strategy will never help in quelling rhino poaching in the park because we have so many rhino such that we can't even manage to capture them.  But I do think it will be a good thing for the individuals who own few rhinos.”

It's a start.  Rome wasn't built in a day.  We wouldn't have the Ferrari if it weren't for the Model A.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhino Horn is basically made of the same stuff as it's hooves, related to our toenails, so It can be injected. Too bad you can't do that to Calcium/Ivory like tusk so you can save the elephants as well.


April 1, 2015 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I'd forgotten that about rhino horns; I remember reading about it a long time ago. I hope they can think of something to do for elephant tusks, but I can't imagine what that would be.

April 1, 2015 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate people

April 2, 2015 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon.: We're a failed species.

April 2, 2015 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a more fitting punishment for the Poachers would be to put them in a Female Rhino suit and then send them out in the wilds during mating season.


April 3, 2015 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: LOL. Works for me.

April 3, 2015 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Wonder if they could clone rhino horn cells. If so problem solved.

Sadly though with global warming and loss of habitat rhinos and elephants don't stand a chance.

April 4, 2015 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Demeur: I hope we can stem climate change and habitat loss before the great beasts go extinct. If nothing else, I'll be dead of old age before that nightmare scenario comes to pass.

April 4, 2015 at 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember seeing on TV there are private reserves in Asian were they are breeding Rhino's just for the horn, but from what I understand it's like farmed fish, the purist like the wild stuff.

Like the wild horn gives you a better erection or something


April 9, 2015 at 1:27 PM  

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