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.
Historically, hunting has been a sport that has been predominately participated in by men. There have been notable exceptions, of course. Eleanor O’Connor, wife of the famous hunter and outdoor writer, Jack, traveled with him and hunted in many parts of the world, taking her share of game, including some exceptional trophies. Not as well-known to hunters today were Martin and Osa Johnson of the early to mid-1900’s. Together they traveled to many places that seemed extremely exotic and...