Tuesday, 14 February 2012

The sadness of the rhinos

Every day it seems there is news of another rhino being killed somewhere in the world. They are killed for their horns to be used in traditional Chinese medicines or as handles for ornamental daggers. There is no scientific evidence at all that rhino horn has any medicinal properties, but still they are killed.

A good source of information about rhinos and how to help conserve the remaining ones is Save the Rhino International.

Izzy the Rhino is a heartbreaking true story of a rhino. The story is told in children's picture book format, but it is not a children's story at all. You can read it (and weep) here.

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks that take you to other websites where you can find out more.

5 comments:

Selma said...

Oh, Juliet, I can't believe they left her to bleed to death. I am in floods of tears here. I can't stand the cruelty. I just can't stand it.

Ms Sparrow said...

It breaks your heart at the ruthless attack on all the wonderful wildlife on our planet. I fear it won't end before all those dear animals are gone.

EG Wow said...

Very sad, and it seems nearly impossible to stop this from happening.

Ash said...

My God, this is absolutely heart-breaking.

Christina said...

The things we humans do....