Dont look for snakes in this national park.

Here is the place to discuss anything not related to reptiles and does not fall into any other catagories.

Dont look for snakes in this national park.

Postby snake-5 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:55 am

http://www.24.com/news/?p=tsa&i=494923

WorldPoachers to be shot on sight2007-4-23 18:20Kaziranga - An Indian state has ordered the wardens of a national wildlife park to shoot poachers of endangered one-horned rhinos on sight, said officials on Monday.
"A massive anti-poaching operation has been launched with orders issued to shoot-on-sight any unauthorised person inside Kaziranga's premises," said Rockybul Hussain, northeastern Assam state's forest minister.

Six rhinos have been killed by poachers in the 430-square-kilometre Kaziranga park since January, including two in the past 10 days.

Hussain said he had deployed 50 rangers and 30 soldiers for anti-poaching operations in Kaziranga, home to an estimated 1&nbap;855 rhinos.

Experts believe the rhino's horns, which are purportedly an aphrodisiac, are smuggled to China or sold in other clandestine Asian markets.

Buyers from the Middle East also use the horns to make ornamental dagger handles. Estimates suggest the horns can sell for up to $35 000 per kg.

Battling poachers

Five rhinos were poached last year and seven were killed in 2005.

About 500 rhinos have been killed by poachers over the past 20 years, according to government estimates.

Kaziranga lies about 220 km east of Assam's largest city of Guwahati.

India's western state of Gujarat is also battling poachers. It stepped up security in its Gir forest reserves last week following the mysterious deaths of around a dozen rare Asiatic lions.
AFP

About time if u ask me.
MY RETICS ARE ADIMANT THAT PEOPLE TASTE LIKE CHICKEN.

Im Zenafobic... that zena chick from t.v scares the cr@# out of me.
User avatar
snake-5
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1748
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:40 am
Location: South Coast

Postby Troechka » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:54 am

Well done to say the least!!

:smt068

:smt070

:smt067

:smt066
User avatar
Troechka
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 34
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:26 pm
Location: Centurion

Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:36 pm

If I am not mistaken 5 white rhino were poached in Kruger Park last year.

When will these people learn that viagra works and rhino horn does not.

Possibly if we started shooting on sight the poaching would get less.
It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Those who are afraid to ask are ashamed of learning.
User avatar
Bushviper
Founder Member
 
Posts: 17358
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:02 am
Location: Pretoria

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:41 pm

Yup, shooting on sight will surely help with the poaching problem... and cleaning the gene pool while they're at it!! :)
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
User avatar
Bushbaby
SA Reptiles Admin
 
Posts: 10591
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Pretoria

Postby froot » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:13 pm

Heard a story from up in Zim a few years ago when the place was still ok. After capturing poachers the rangers would tie them to a tree and leave them for the lions and hyenas that night. Nothing like justice hey.
We salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who remove themselves from it.
Of necessity, this honor is generally bestowed posthumously. - www.darwinawards.com
User avatar
froot
Founder Member
 
Posts: 6901
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:19 am
Location: Joburg, South Africa

Postby gaboon » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:19 pm

I'm happy to volunteer. Dont have a gun but will use a brick
gaboon
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 378
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:04 am
Location: Northriding

Postby snake-5 » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:57 pm

lol@gaboon, my brother used to know a guy who did anti-poaching in the Congo, the stories were chilling even to me which says a lot, today he has been on major anti-depressants and such from what they used to do, scary stories i tell you.
MY RETICS ARE ADIMANT THAT PEOPLE TASTE LIKE CHICKEN.

Im Zenafobic... that zena chick from t.v scares the cr@# out of me.
User avatar
snake-5
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1748
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:40 am
Location: South Coast

Postby Bushviper » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:35 am

Yip and the animals that were poached are not on anti-depressants because they are dead!

The live ones are not on anti-depressants either because they are happy to be alive.
It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Those who are afraid to ask are ashamed of learning.
User avatar
Bushviper
Founder Member
 
Posts: 17358
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:02 am
Location: Pretoria

Postby snake-5 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:33 pm

LOL@bv
MY RETICS ARE ADIMANT THAT PEOPLE TASTE LIKE CHICKEN.

Im Zenafobic... that zena chick from t.v scares the cr@# out of me.
User avatar
snake-5
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1748
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:40 am
Location: South Coast


Return to General Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron