Rhinos Slaughtered in India’s Preserve

Newspaper readers and television viewers in India were horrified in January by live pictures of a wounded and dying female rhinoceros in the country’s most protected preserve. The beast, whose calf had already been killed for its horn, was shown falling victim to poachers who had cut the horn off while the animal was alive. For two days the rhino suffered from severe wounds on the mouth and before finally succumbing to injuries.

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