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metalbuckle
Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 03:37 pm


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Not fishing, but very much outdoor related. I have been following the plight of these animals for awhile.. We were down to three northern white rhinos, and now the last male has died. Leaving only 2 females. These animals were protected 24/7 under armed guard since their ivory was worth more than gold.. These rhinos were poached by the thousands and now effectively extinct.. Sad...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/there-was-o...ed-it-1.3850139

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 04:25 pm


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It is extremely sad to hear about this!! I have watched the documentary that was on TV about a month ago about Sudan and how he lives with his handler helping him. They are also going to try to inseminate southern white rhino females with northern white rhino semen to see if they can reproduce other northerns. I hope it works because with the only 2 females left...extinction is near. The 2 females cannot have baby rhinos because they found out they were not able to have babies. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the best.

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 06:37 pm


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Very sad but rihnos have no Ivory in there horn.
Rhino horn is made up primarily of keratin...
But it is sought after illeagaly by poachers and it's one of the most expensive items on the black market...

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Posted: Mar 20, 2018 - 07:23 pm


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Thanks for the clarification. I did not know that (sorry). I really don't pay attention to the value of animal parts, ivory, horn, gall bladder or whatever material people are poaching for and selling for money. When an animal is extinct, it's gone forever, unless they can somehow bring it back via science. But really they are just bringing back a domesticated creature, only a living sample of the once wild creature.

I know man has made many animals go extinct, especially in the early years of exploration and such, dodo, passenger pigeon, thylacine, etc etc etc.. It is just sad, that it's 2018 and we are still doing it..

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 - 07:23 am


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A very sad story. Saw it on the new last night. Damn the poachers.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2018 - 07:33 pm


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I'm glad they kept his soldiers to carry on the species but it's pretty sad that in 2018 we have only 2 or 3 left of ANY species. They didn't think this was a problem when there were only 100, 25, 10????

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Posted: Mar 23, 2018 - 01:31 pm


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Only 750 gorillas left now in the world.
Aren't we humans great.

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Posted: Mar 26, 2018 - 03:53 pm


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AGREED AGREED AGREED. IT IS AWEFUL TO HEAR AND VERY DISTURBING TO BELIEVE. HOPEFULLY THE WORLD WILL SMARTEN UP. I AM A HUNTER AND I STILL THINK OF PRESERVATION DURING HUNTING SEASON. EACH YEAR OUR GROUP HAS TWO OR THREE MOOSE TAGS(VERY LARGE CLUB) BUT STILL DO NOT FILL ALL THE ADULT AND HAVE NOT PUT A CALF DOWN IN ALMOST 10 YEARS

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Posted: Mar 29, 2018 - 12:47 pm


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This is a big

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Posted: Mar 29, 2018 - 09:53 pm


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Theodore Rosevelt the US president slaughtered so many of them on his African hunting trips even though he knew that they were endangered. But I guess if you’re the President you can do anything your heart desires.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2018 - 09:57 pm


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Hey Alvin, how ya doing. Gotta get together soon.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2018 - 09:59 pm


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Bob we have a lot of catching up to do! Call me when you’re in TO.

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Posted: Jul 05, 2018 - 02:07 pm


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Posted: Jul 05, 2018 - 03:38 pm


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QUOTE (fishmagnet @ Jul 05, 2018 - 02:07 pm)
Bring this topic back to life...

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Justice has been served...

Did I say that out loud.. Oooooops. My bad...

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chazD
Posted: Jul 05, 2018 - 09:45 pm


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Serves them right.

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