T.G.I.F.: Like a punch in the gut 


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Poachers killed this black rhinoceros for its horn with high-caliber bullets in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Black rhinos number only about 5,000 today.

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  1. incredibly horrific and sad.

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  2. Terrible in so many ways.

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  3. This made me weep. So senseless, so vicious, so very, very sad….

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  4. I can’t ‘like’ this one….it is heartbreaking, nauseating and beyond comprehension.

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  5. This one truly was a punch in the gut. I gasped out loud and got sick to my stomach when I saw this. OMG! What horrific acts people can commit.

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  6. That one…hard to look at. So sad.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The sad, greedy reality … “Poachers killed this black rhinoceros for its horn with high-caliber bullets in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Black rhinos number only about 5,000 today.”

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  8. I feel so powerless and frustrated when I hear/see this kind of thing. We have a similar problem with the bear parts in BC (gall bladders and other parts). Some people are so screwed up!

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  9. Humans are despicable!

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  10. How horribly sad…

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  11. Reblogged this on Bright, shiny objects! and commented:
    Speechless…

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  12. Only humans act this way.
    No other animal is this heartless and senseless.
    Horrific!

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  13. Very hard to even look at this. I’ve had the privilege to observe a few of these peaceful animals in the wild. There doesn’t seem to be any limit to the human greediness. Sad.

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  14. *Quanto absurdo! Muita crueldade!

    * How absurd! Too cruel!

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  15. christinesat says:

    In the city near my hometown, there’s a zoo. In one of its buildings, as a part of an exhibition, there’s a door. On the sign next to it you can read: “The most dangerous animal in the world”. If you open the door, you see….. a mirror. I’m afraid, that, one day, we’ll have to pay for this.

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  16. So so sickening. Mankind is destructive. The animals would be much better off without us.

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  17. A punch in the gut and a dagger in the heart. So sickening and sad.
    Some days I just don’t get how certain humans can behave like this.

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  18. Disgusting. the poachers, their helpers, the groups who finance them, and all those who are recipients of the end product – they all, need to be the ones tracked down to pay for their crimes to the fullest extent of the law. Before the population of rhinos is nothing more than a memory.

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  19. THAT makes me cry… 😦

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  20. This is terrible. Life is dear to them. Why take it away?

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