Among the planet’s most evil elements are those who are killing endangered elephants and rhinos for their horns and tusks. I will never understand what goes through the minds of people who can torture innocent people and animals – sometimes for nothing more than a motive for profit.
There most certainly is a special, incredibly hot corner of hell waiting these individuals.
Wildlife poachers – particularly those who are killing endangered species – are some of the most evil and greed-filled people on the planet. Without an increased level of intervention, a number of incredible animal species will wiped off the face of the Earth.
But thankfully, modern technology is now being used to fight poaching – like drones, hidden cameras and GPS devices.
The three-part miniseries – “Battleground: Rhino Wars” premiers tonight (9 p.m. March 7) on the Animal Planet cable network.
Four courageous veterans of the U.S. Special Forces have joined the fight to save rhinos from the evil poachers who are killing them at an alarming rate for their horns. These great animals will soon be wiped off the face of the Earth if more is not done to help them, by shutting down the poachers.
At the other end of this horrible industry are the people who sell products derived from rhino horns and the people who buy these products. The buyers are people who live in the stone ages and believe these products have special powers – and believe it’s somehow justified to send a majestic species of animal into extinction to get their hands on these products.
Once again, the greedy and the uneducated are a blight on the Earth.
I received a press release today concerning an undercover wildlife operation in two states. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission exposed poaching and other illegal hunting activity.
Over 80 violators were uncovered, involving about 900 violations, including illegal bear baiting, illegal taking of bears, deer and other wildlife, illegal use of dogs and the operation of illegal bear enclosures.
RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2013) — State and federal wildlife officials announced today an undercover operation involving more than 80 wildlife violators and as many as 900 wildlife violations detected.
Primary violations stem from illegal bear hunting but include an array of wildlife and game law charges. The investigation continues and more charges are possible.
The four-year investigation targeted poachers in North Carolina and Georgia, with some work in adjacent states.
Officers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission infiltrated poaching circles to document violations including bear baiting, illegal take of bears, deer and other wildlife, illegal use of dogs, operation of illegal bear enclosures in North Carolina, and guiding hunts on national forest lands without the required permits.