Re-erect the fence along the border of the Kruger Park and Mozambique and bring in the military to guard our borders!
  • Petitioning President Jacob Zuma

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Mr. Zaheer FAKIR

Re-erect the fence along the border of the Kruger Park and Mozambique and bring in the military to guard our borders!

    1. Sabine Anderson
    2. Petition by

      Sabine Anderson

      Johannesburg, South Africa

After hearing Jacob Zuma say in his New Years Speech, that 2013 would be the year to tackle Rhino poaching and we  lost 1004 Rhinos in this year alone, it does not feel as though the government is doing enough to stop this horrendous, cruel and senseless slaughtering of our beautiful and much loved Rhinos. They are one of the big 5 and part of our South African heritage, do we really want to see our Big 5 become our Big 4? I love our wildlife too much to just sit here and watch them become extinct because people in the East think that the Rhino horn has medicinal values when they could just aswell be chewing their own nails! I find the poaching extremely cruel and very heartless! We really need to do everything in our power to preserve these beautiful animals.

We all know that most of the poachers come from Mozambique and that they have increased the poaching since the border fences were taken down. The time has now come to put these fences up again and to increase the military in this area to bring the poaching under control.

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    1. 618 Rhinos brutally murdered!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      The South African rhino poaching epidemic continues unabated as the latest figures released today show that the killings have surged through the 600 barrier and now number 618 dead rhinos so far this year. That is an increase of 60 rhinos since the last figures published on July 11th.

      Looking back on the figures for July it shows a devastating loss of the rhino in South Africa – 122 of the creatures have been killed this month.

      It could have been worst as the first 11 days of the month say 62 kills. another 60 rhino have been killed since 11th.

      The latest stats have been released on World Ranger Day at a ceremony dedicating a monument to rangers in SANPARKS that have been killed trying to protect wildlife from the poachers.
      DEAR SUPPORTERS PLEASE KEEP ON SHARING AS WE JUST CANNOT GIVE UP! THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!!!

    2. Why we have to keep the pressure on......

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      I have just found an article in one of our newspapers here in SA witten by Michael Appel in April 2013 and thought this might interest you all and show why we have to keep asking all our friends to sign and share this petition!
      With great BIG Rhino hugs and thanks from all the living Rhinos!

      As the saying goes: “Fences only keep honest thieves out.” Nowhere is this more true than along the Kruger National Park’s roughly 200km border with Mozambique.

      According to rhino poaching statistics and evidence, respect for the country’s border is sorely missing between South Africa and Mozambique.

      Head of Kruger’s anti-poaching operations, retired Maj-Gen Johan Jooste, said between 80% and 90% of poachers enter the park through Mozambique. While some may argue that this does not guarantee that they are Mozambican nationals, the poachers who are caught and questioned tell a different tale. The park, which is 400km long and 60km wide, is divided horizontally into 22 sections, each with their own section ranger.

      Letaba section ranger, Andrew Desmet said: “Every time we are in a contact (firefight) situation with poachers they are Mozambican. From the language they speak to the food we find with them, it all comes from Mozambique. The vast majority of poachers are recruited from villages within Mozambique’s national park.”

      A reasonably sturdy fence used to traverse the length of the park along the Mozambique border. This was more to keep our animals in than anyone else out.

      On December 9, 2002, the presidents of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe signed an international treaty at Xai-Xai, Mozambique, to establish the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. This treaty would ultimately result in about 50km of fence being dropped at three places along the SA/Mozambique border to increase the habitat of the wildlife and encourage them to roam free between the countries’ nature reserves.

      Desmet, has to patrol a 38km stretch of the border with only 15 field rangers, 10 of whom are on duty at one time. Desmet believes the fence should be re-erected. He wants greater political will within Mozambique to fight rhino poaching, as he feels there is gross corruption and involvement, even in Mozambican conservation circles, in rhino poaching.

      “We do have an agreement with our Mozambican counterparts (fellow rangers) to take action when poachers have just crossed the border, but it doesn’t result in anything. There is so much corruption. Even (Mozambican) field rangers have been arrested for poaching. Seldom do we hear of anyone getting arrested there,” he said.

      Mbongeni Tukela, KNP ranger corps support coordinator, also believes putting new fences up will at least make it easier to detect where poachers are crossing into the park. “With fences up, we can detect where the poachers are entering and without them we cannot, so in this respect, I believe that fences are of benefit,” Tukela said.

      While the initiative may have had good intentions, it has resulted in free rein for rhino poachers in Mozambique, where poaching is considered a misdemeanour offence, and where illegal possession of a firearm is a greater crime than being caught with rhino horn.

      South Africa, at a ministerial level, is in ongoing discussions with their Mozambican counterparts regarding the erection of a R250m electric fence along the border.

      michaela@thenewage.co.za

    3. Sad, sad news......

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      According to OSCAP we have had a major jump in the death of Rhino numbers! Just a few days ago the tally stood at 515 and it has now jumped to 558 brutal deaths of our very precious Rhinos since the beginning of the year! I plead with you to please share my petition as far and wide as you can! If we do not get that fence back up soon it will just be too late!!

    4. Reached 10,000 signatures
    5. Some Good News For A Change!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to your support, there has been a breakthrough in China!

      The Chinese government has legislated to ban the consumption of products from endangered species, including the rhino. This is an amazing first step in preventing the extinction of many species across the globe. (See article at: https://news.vice.com/article/china-outlaws-the-eating-of-tiger-penis-rhino-horn-and-other-endangered-animal-products)

      Of course, there are many campaigns supported by millions of people around the world to end rhino poaching and Save Mona is only one of these. It is, however, heartwarming to see that members of China's government have heard all of our pleas and are taking action.

      Legislation is only effective if it is enacted. We will await news of prosecutions of those involved in the illegal wildlife trade.

    6. Update on Rhino poaching stats!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      As at today 1 June we have lost another 419 Rhinos! When are these people going to learn that Rhino horn has not medicinal properties and won't do what Viagara can! Arrrrrrgh!

    7. Rhino poachers shot but more Rhinos have lost their lives too!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      Suspected rhino poachers shot dead
      May 5 2014 at 05:36pm
      By Richard Compton
      Comment on this story
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      Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife anti-poaching unit staff (APU's) shot and killed two poachers last weekend at KZN's premier game reserve Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP). This was one of three poaching incursions confronted over the past four days.
      The poachers had shot and killed a White Rhino at Manzimnyama (near Memorial Gate) but Ezemvelo's field staff had heard the shots and confronted them. The one poacher was killed instantly while the second was wounded and later died.
      An axe, a .375 rifle and two white rhino horns were found in their possession....... ...........

    8. Reached 8,000 signatures
    9. In less than a month.......

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      In less than a month the cruel Rhino death toll has risen to 243! Two Rhinos were gunned down in Kwa Zulu Natal without their horns having been removed! Why, why, why are these sadistic people doing this?

    10. 179 as at 16.03.2014

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      As at of today our stats are now standing at 179!!

    11. Nearing the 150 mark for 2014!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      As of this morning our Rhino poaching stats was standing on 146 Rhinos brutally slaughtered since the 1st January! That is 2.5 Rhinos a day! PLEASE sign and share as much as possible as I would like to get to 10 000 signatures as soon as possible!

    12. Reached 7,000 signatures
    13. 78 brutally killed!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      As at the 26.01.2014 we have already lost 78 Rhinos! All the talking needs to stop and action needs to be taken as of right now!

    14. Correction!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      We actually lost 1009 in 2013 ! :'(

    15. Another 6 carcasses found in the KNP!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      I was hoping to say Happy New Year but 2014 started off on a very sad note as a while ago the KNP found another 6 rhino carcasses and another 2 babies have had to be rescued!

    16. 949 precious darlings brutally murdered this year alone!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      I really hope and pray that we will NOT see the 1000 mark this year but we still have over a week left!

    17. Reached 6,000 signatures
    18. PLEASE STOP THIS MASSACRE!

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      860 of our precious Rhinos massacred this year alone!!!!

    19. Our stats are getting worse and worse.....when is enough, enough????

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      Our stats are now standing on 848 Rhinos poached this year alone and we are only half way through November!!

    20. Reached 5,000 signatures
    21. 825!!!!!!:(((((((((

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      Stats are now at 825 Rhino deaths! That means we are loosing 1 Rhino every 9 hours or nearly 3 a day!

    22. In 3 days we have had another 13 fatalities, now standing on 814!!:((

      Sabine Anderson
      Petition Organizer

      In just three days we have lost another 13 Rhinos! How can we let this happen???

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    • patricia beardsley SAN JOSE, CA
      • 4 days ago

      For God's sake this abuse and torture to you beautiful animals has got to STOP!

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    • Karen Setia VOORHEESVILLE, NY
      • 4 days ago

      Freedom to move around should be for the animals, not poachers. Put the fence back up and enlist Mozambique's assistance from their side to combat this killing field.

      Thank you!

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    • Jean Earle-lees STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      All poaching of animals should be STOPPED now.

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    • Simone Fields LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      i desperately want to see a huge change in your attitude towards these precious animals. They are the treasure chest of Africa-- your Crown Jewels.

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    • Lillian McGee TALLAHASSEE, FL., VANUATU
      • 4 days ago

      Keeping these animals from further suffering and ultimate functional extinction is paramount to anyone with a heart, and an intellect to know that we are all interwoven and our vast ecosystem depends on every animal, the big and the small - the oldest and largest have kept this ecosystem in tact for millions of years, however.

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