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South Africa: Staff assaulted and rhino slaughtered in animal orphanage attack
Staff at a KwaZulu-Natal rhino orphanage are reeling in shock after a woman was sexually assaulted and two rhino killed in a horrific poaching-related incident this week.
In a brutal illustration of the severity of poaching‚ a heavily-armed gang hit the Findimvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage – at the Thula Thula reserve in northern KZN – on Monday night‚ tying up staff and killing the two rhino in front of them.
In the process‚ one woman was sexually assaulted and other rhino caregivers beaten. They are receiving medical and psychological care.
Over the course of a few hours‚ the two rhino‚ Impi and Gugu‚ were attacked while the staff were being held hostage. One was killed outright‚ and the other had to be euthanised the following morning because of the severity of her injuries.
Full story at www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2017/02/22/staff-assaulted-rhino-slaughtered-animal-orphanage-attack/
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Flashback to 2012 - Success! Amazon removes whale meat from its online store
It’s five years ago today that EIA secured what is probably the fastest campaign win in its history when, with the help of tens of thousands of supporters, we managed to convince internet marketplace giant Amazon to end all sales of whale and dolphin products.
Amazon chose to do the right thing in less than 24 hours, showing just how much can be achieved in a very short time by a small organisation with a clear goal.
Here's a brief film we produced the day after the campaign was launched, giving a look behind the scenes.
Learn more about this remarkable campaigning success in today's special blog at eia-international.org/whale-campaign-made-huge-change-overnight
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