I am a humanitarian. I do not believe in capital punishment or taking any life in any way.
But rhino poaching is now another war - financed by the Chinese government itself.
Did you see National Geographic "Wildlife Detectives" regarding this issue?
The Chinese government financed three high-level bureaucrats to issue a "call order" on all Rhino horns, far greater than consumption. Armed with a hidden camera, the wildlife detective posed as a horn trader and visited a warehouse filled with Rhino horns.
The objective is that killing Rhinos to extinction drives up the price on the last remaining stockpile! All financed by the Chinese government itself!
This year the number of poached rhinos is already double the previous annual record. Rhino poaching now requires serious and immediate diplomatic and financial pressure.
The Chinese are banking on the concept that Africa and the West will not take economic hits in the current downturn. Without threat of economic sanctions, China’s poachers are literally running wild.
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First off, kick out all Chinese corporations and their Malaysian rainforest extraction companies out of Africa – that will put the economic hurts on China and help them understand the World will not tolerate their exploitation from labor to rainforest to wildlife.
I know that’s draconian, but it’s the only thing that works. It will force the good guys (if there are any) to pressure the bad guys.
Rhino poaching will not stop until the Chinese take these issues seriously. If it hurts economically, so be it. Rhinos are just the apex issue – even local laborers understand the Chinese objective is to exploit Africa until there are no more resources to exploit.
If poachers use helicopters, use your military to shoot them down. Confiscate them on the ground so they can’t fly in the first place. Use your national army to engage in live fire military exercises to stop the poachers. Develop cross border treaties and hunt down poachers. Pass laws giving life in prison - and if necessary - Shoot the Bastards!
As a pacifist I would rather live with rhinos than the poachers.
See you on the water,
Ling Yai (Thai for 'Big Monkey') AKA John Caveman Gray