In an extremely misguided attempt to demonstrate against the poaching of rhinos in South Africa, an Animal Rights Group has carelessly killed one of the very beasts they were trying to save.
In a Media Gathering aimed at raising awareness of the threat from poachers, Animal Rights and Anti-poaching advocates invited journalists to watch-on, as a privately hired Vet sedated a rhino so that its horns could be injected with a special insecticide and a tracking device attached.
The idea being that said rhino (known as Guinea Pig) could act as an unwilling deterrent to poachers and be used in the fight against the illegal trade in rhino horns.
The only problem with the group’s plan was the actual health of the animal being forced into slavery.
Something went horribly wrong, and ‘Guinea Pig’ rhino never regained consciousness. The animal died as reporters looked-on in horror.
“It’s the loss of another animal. It’s a death that I still chalk up to poaching,” said Lorinda Hern, spokeswoman for South Africa’s Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve.
According to reports, the same procedure had been carried-out on 20 other rhinos without incident.
So what went wrong?
Evidently the group feels terrible about the incident is ‘looking into what might have happened.’
Is it just me or is this sort of stunt not at all surprising?
It certainly isn’t the first time an animal has suffered at the hands of an Animal Rights individual – in yet another lame attempt to further their cause.
Way to go guys, you must be very proud of another job well done!