Sign to end rhino trafficking in Vietnam by imposing trade sanctions and #stopextinction
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This is Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino.
On March 20th, his death marked the imminent extinction of a species that once roamed the Earth for millions of years...
Whose responsibility is this?
The government of Vietnam's. They must be held accountable!
WE'RE ABOUT TO LOSE ONE OF EARTH'S MOST MAGNIFICENT SPECIES, YET VIETNAM HASN'T LAUNCHED A SINGLE SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION AGAINST ILLEGAL RHINO HORN TRADERS.
Poaching has soared to unprecedented heights as a result of demand driven by Vietnam. Every 8 hours an innocent rhino is brutally murdered in Africa...horn hacked off and left for dead.
In fact, the Vietnamese city of Nhi Khe has gone so far as to earn the name "supermarket for wildlife." According to the Los Angeles Times, Wildlife Justice Commission Investigators "identified the horns of 573 rhinos, 907 elephants and items from 225 tigers and other animals."
SIGN TO IMPOSE A TRADE SANCTION ON VIETNAM TO #STOPEXTINCTION AND PUT AN END TO RHINO HORN TRAFFICKING
According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF), "Despite widespread evidence of rhino horn openly for sale in Vietnam, authorities have made no significant rhino horn seizures within their borders and have reported no successful prosecutions."
Rhinos are being poached at an alarming rate, and the government of Vietnam doesn't care to make it a priority. Today, we won't give them the option!!
If Vietnam doesn't make swift measures to eradicate the illegal rhino horn trade, they will have to face serious trade sanctions! Once they're hurt financially, they won't have a choice but to prioritize the end of rhino horn trafficking.
THE GREATEST CRIME IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN COMMITTED ON THE NORTHERN WHITE RHINO'S, FOR THE MEDICAL EQUIVALENT OF CHEWING ON FINGERNAILS.
The Vietnamese pay a steep price for keratin - the material rhino horns are made of and the same thing as human nails - believing they offer medicinal value. High price tags lead the authorities to turn a blind eye. Bribery and corruption are rampant, and the government of Vietnam has done next to nothing about it.
This ends now!
FOR TOO LONG, WE WATCHED AS A MAGNIFICENT SPECIES WAS POACHED TO EXTINCTION. SUDAN'S DEATH MUST NOT BE IN VAIN - VOTE TODAY TO SAVE RHINOS FROM EXTINCTION!!
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