Thursday, July 5, 2018

Three Rhino Poachers Killed By Lions In South Africa

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JoeMyGod shares the news that at least three rhino poachers were mauled to death by a pride of lions:

At least three suspected poachers who were apparently hunting for rhinos have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a game reserve in South Africa, the owner said on Thursday. The men entered the Sibuya Game Reserve on the southeast coast armed with a high-powered rifle and an axe in the early hours of Monday and were found dismembered the following day.

“They strayed into a pride of lions – it’s a big pride so they didn’t have too much time,” reserve owner Nick Fox, 60, told AFP news agency. “We’re not sure how many there were – there’s not much left of them. There seems to be clothing for three people. I’ve not heard of it before in our area.” Police forensics officers were on the scene conducting tests on the remains of the victims, Mr Fox added.

The BBC reports that nine rhinos have been killed by poachers in Eastern Cape province, where the reserve is located, this year alone.

Over 7,000 have been killed in South Africa in the past decade.

Perhaps if the poachers hadn't been trying to kill animals that never hurt them they'd be alive today.

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