Tipping the Scales to End Poaching   Leave a comment

Fight for Rhinos

Black rhinoceros and Africa elephant, AfricaMark Twain once said,  ” The LACK of money is the root of all evil.”

I guess that’s why poaching is a multi-million dollar business. In countries such as Kenya, with a 40% unemployment rate,  it is a fertile place to find a man willing to risk it all.

And who is looking for a man willing to forfeit his freedom, or even his life?

When we discuss “poachers”, we need to clarify; it is not just one man, or group of men. It is the local man trying to feed his family, but it is also the man at the next level up paying off the local and collecting the “prize”, it is the kingpin at the top putting out the order for the ivory or horn. Poaching is a multi-level business, similar to the drug trade, affecting people at varying levels of economic status.

The lack of money…

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Posted 11 November, 2013 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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