Over 700 rhinos this year alone have been poached for their horns. These magnificent creatures are mercilessly tracked down, shot, hacked at while they are still alive and left with major injuries to die slow and very painful deaths. The battle against the poachers is a hard one as not only do they have greater resources, but also the powerful push of greed behind them. Rhino horn is worth as much as gold, weight to weight, and the number of rhinos is dropping so drastically that their extinction in the near future is looking more and more probable as each day goes by. I do not wish to imagine Africa or a world without these beautiful, lumbering giants, and know that while there is still time to do something, we should.
I am presently hosting a fundraiser on Facebook for IAPF (an organization in Southern Africa that does amazing work to train rangers in protecting and defending the rhinos and other endangered wildlife) and I have a goal to reach concerning funds and would love help to reach this goal with the help of like-minded people! .
There are so many different ways to make a difference in the world, but I believe that one of the greatest privileges is when we can stand up and defend the innocent.
Please follow the links below to my facebook page, I would really appreciate it if you liked, shared, visited and hopefully donated. The donations go through Everyday Hero which is directly connected to IAPF.
Thank you so much! Oh and a very exciting addition – there are GREAT prizes to win on the facebook page!! Be sure to check them out!!!