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The Western Black Rhino is now Extinct.

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 22, 2013, 1:06 PM


--> www.cnn.com/2011/11/10/world/a…

As Whitefeathur discussed in her journal on this subject, the uneducated animal-lovers all crowd around species who are not even endangered, in the name of blind animal favoritism, meanwhile this beautiful animal did not receive the protection it desperately needed, and we will never see another black rhino alive again.

Let this be a lesson to those out there protecting common, beloved species rather than actually endangered ones.


Do your research - animals out there do need your support, and it's not always the species you love best. Support them anyway, and don't waste time and effort protecting species that are stable just because you admire them.

I can't believe this species died out in my lifetime.
I have always heard of their dwindling numbers, and I've done a school project or two on them.
I never thought they'd actually go extinct.
I thought we had more power than that.

...Fuck.

Edit: Oh shit, this article is old.
Still news to me, though.


  • Mood: Sadness
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand this is why I want to kill all poachers.
Nothing would be funnier than a sniper picking them off one by one while they're hunting, and they're wondering what the hell is going on.
It's not fun when the tables are turned.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
I hate to be violent...but I'd like that too. I mean, they are breaking the law, after all.
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DemonPanther Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
They care more about money, a stupid convenience mankind devised, than other species that affect the Earth.
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Tasogares-Target Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This short video: [link]
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
I didn't know wallabies flung their babies at danger.

Oh god, that's so horrible. xD
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Tasogares-Target Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Haha, a lot of would-be prey animals aren't terribly good protectors (like giraffes, deer, antelope, etc.; things that aren't aggressive/used to fighting). Although, I'd bet that most wallabies would first try to carry their baby to safety and only use them as a desperation move decoy if the predator is seriously gaining on them. It's the wallaby limit break! It's still sad, though, since those things are insanely cute!
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh they are. I used to work with a dude who really wanted one. Like he was looking into places he could get one from. He was VERY SERIOUS ABOUT THIS. xD

If he had gotten one I would have insisted that he bring it to work.
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Tasogares-Target Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
What? Like a pet, or some kind of foster program for a zoo, or sanctuary, or something? It shouldn't be okay to own wild animals. ... They are cute, though... very cute... @~@
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a pet - apparently there is a "domesticated" variety, or so he told me. xD
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