By September 30, 2013 seven hundred and four South African rhinos were poached, eclipsing 2012s record of 688. My colleagues now predict that over 1,000 majestic rhinos will be butchered for their horns next year (2014). At this crazed rate: Rhinos will be extinct by 2022.
Over the past 113 years the human population has soared from 1.6 to 7.1 billion. Rhinonumbers, on the other hand, have plummeted from 500,000 to 29,000, a 95 percent decrease. And worse, since 2007 poaching rhinos have increased by 5,000 percent.
These creatures are doomed....
There is no time left to dither - extinction means forever!