Slaughter in South Africa – Looking for the Common Denominator

One Man's Opinion

scorp-section-eight-logoTwo seemingly different issues, the slaughter of rhino and the slaughter of white farmers, but, are they so different? They both, on the surface seem to be JUST about money, the value of the rhino horn and then household goods stolen. The reason they are linked together, in my mind anyhow, is the senseless violence, nay, the absolutely inhuman acts that are common in both.

The rhino are not merely shot dead, a lot of the time they are drugged and the horn is hacked out while the animal is alive. When the animal awakens it can stagger around, confused and in great pain for hours before it dies. Then if they animal has a calf, often the calf is mutilated with a panga, not killed, and also left to die a slow and agonizing death.

Here is a report from an APU person.

STTU Report. Please note we do…

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