It's very sad that such drastic measures are needed, but I agree with this method. Obviously it's sad to see this magnificent beast without it's trademark horns, but if it's the only way to curb poaching of rhinos in Zim, then it's the way to go. Luckily, in South Africa, this problem is mostly under control and Rhino populations in the National parks is on the incline, where you can see this beast, horns and all! Hopefully in a few years, we will see the same thing hapening in Zimbabwe.
The first time I hunted in the Zambesi River Valley in the late 80's I was fortunate enough to see a couple of black rhino in the wild. They were having real big problems with the poachers from Zambia at that time and any poachers encountered could be shot on site.
I count myself fortunate now to have seen those rhino in the wild before they started darting and moving them.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....