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Rhinos Face Uphill Fight for Survival in South Africa

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The following post originally appeared in The PETA Files:

The year has not started well for South Africa’s rhinos. Five of the animals have already been killed since New Year’s Day, and if the recent past is any indication, many more victims will follow.

Overall, it has been an atrocious few years for South Africa’s rhinos. Poachers in the country continue to illegally slaughter an alarming number of the animals. Last year alone, 333 rhinos were murdered in South Africa, including 10 critically endangered black rhinosRead more.