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Concern Grows Around Permits Issued to Alleged Rhino Horn Syndicate Suspect

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International outrage was sparked last year when the public learned that permits to hunt, convey, import, and export white rhino had continued to be issued to alleged crime syndicate kingpin, Dawie Groenewald, after his arrest for suspected rhino crimes almost a year earlier.

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Business as Usual for Game Industry Insiders Suspected of Rhino Crimes

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Perhaps one of the most disturbing elements of the South Africa’s rhino crisis has been the apparent involvement of people from the wildlife industry, including veterinarians, professional hunters, safari operators, and game capturers.

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Female Rhino Killed on Private Game Farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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Another life claimed by the rhino horn myth. A female white rhino was reportedly killed on a private game farm in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. Both of her horns were missing, and her four-month-old calf had also been shot. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about […]

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Rhino and Calf Slaughtered in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A Limpopo farm is the scene of South Africa’s latest rhino atrocity. A mother rhino and her four-month-old calf were reportedly found dead on a farm in South Africa’s Limpopo Province over the weekend, gunned down by killers armed with hunting rifles. The horns of both rhinos were missing and the calf’s toenails had been […]

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Another Rhino Killed on Private Farm in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A young rhino was killed on a Limpopo farm. The discovery of a fourth rhino killed in Limpopo Province within the past week brings South Africa’s death toll to at least 83 for the year. As with the others, this four-year-old rhino’s horns had been stolen. According to South African media reports, the latest tragedy […]

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South Africa: Rhino Death Toll At Least 82 for 2011

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The body count climbs higher. The assault on South Africa’s rhinos continues, with the latest published reports showing at least 82 of the country’s iconic pachyderms slaughtered since the beginning of the year. However, sources outside the media cite a higher figure of 102. Most recently, three rhinos were killed over the weekend on farms […]

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Five Rhinos Slaughtered in Limpopo Province, South Africa

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The illegal trade in rhino horn has claimed five more lives. Four white rhinos and one critically endangered black rhinos have been murdered in Limpopo Province. The killers managed to remove the horns from three of the white rhinos, and the black rhino was missing both horns. All of the rhinos were found on game […]

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Pregnant Rhino Slaughtered in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province

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Two innocent lives lost because of myths and greed. The year’s third confirmed killing of a rhino in South Africa has turned out to be a double tragedy, as the rhino was pregnant. The horrifying discovery was made at a game farm in the Hoedspruit area of Limpopo Province. She had been shot with a […]

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