CITES 2016 that could drive many iconic species to extinction.
I am a private rhino guardian living in South Africa. My husband is a rhino breeder and protector who's currently taking care of 1410 rhinos. We are at the CITES conference which is a very busy occasion that happens every three years. I have experienced more of a stress rather than positive vibes where I've met plenty of 'social media' activists who aggressively interacted with me on various online rhino debates, always strongly opposing my stand towards a peaceful solution for ending rhino wars when I called for legalisation of trade in legally and ethically produced rhino horn where the rhino stays alive.
I have learned that these activists are all from highly established international wildlife NGOs who infiltrated CITES. Their role is opposing sustainable livelihood for African people and their natural heritage. There are so many intrigues involved with highly established 'professional begging' business on a wildlife crisis that draws plenty of emotions and donations from purposely misinformed public by those who prey on African wild animals' suffering.
I have come to the conclusion that we stand up against not only poachers and illegal traders in wildlife products but a powerful force that wishes to keep in place the monopoly that criminals currently enjoy; criminals that are the result of the CITES prohibition on wildlife's trade.
I am learning a lot of new information about the world's wildlife politics and just wonder if such a corrupt international convention like CITES could end up being the cause for some iconic animals' extinction...Yet, I keep hoping for some divine intervention and pray to finally end the war on trade in rhino horn.
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