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Old 11-13-2011, 07:52 AM
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GENEVA — Lax anti-poaching efforts are to blame for the loss of the last wild specimens of Western Black Rhino, leading the rhinoceros subspecies to be declared officially extinct this week, conservationists said Friday.

Researchers estimate about 10 of the long-legged West African variety of Black Rhino survived in Cameroon until 2000.

Prized by poachers for their horns, which are used as trophies and in traditional medicine, the Western Black Rhino now exists only in zoos.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/7...ack-rhino.html
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Damn that's sad. I saw a special a few years ago where they had people riding in helicopters with high powered rifles shooting the poachers. I would have paid to do that.
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very sad news.
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Damn that's sad. I saw a special a few years ago where they had people riding in helicopters with high powered rifles shooting the poachers. I would have paid to do that.
For real??? Dayum!! Talk about an Exotic hunt
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I heard black rhinos were quite gamey and hard to BBQ.
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Didnt i see one of those hanging upside down from a helicopter on the news last week?
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I heard black rhinos were quite gamey and hard to BBQ.
No, not if you marinate it in milk for 36 hours.
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http://vimeo.com/31866622

Here's the video.
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Now if we can only get the poachers to start on the manatees
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I thought this might be an
anti-Cain rant....
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Originally Posted by mronzo View Post
I thought this might be an
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You bad boy.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
No, not if you marinate it in milk for 36 hours.
That works only if you bleed them properly.
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Thank the Middle Eastern Muslim countries and their penchant for ornamental daggers with Rhino-horn hilts, along with Asian folk medicine...
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