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  • Thank you for the coverage of the story on overseas poaching (Aug. 19) happening in Africa and Asia. Not too many newspapers would dedicate space — let alone front page coverage — to give the issue the attention it deserves.
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  • Thank you for the coverage of the story on overseas poaching (Aug. 19) happening in Africa and Asia. Not too many newspapers would dedicate space — let alone front page coverage — to give the issue the attention it deserves.
    It's a disgrace that in countries that pride themselves in having cutting-edge technology the unnecessary slaughter of innocent rhinos and elephants is still condoned by some. Laws are hard to impose, especially when governments refuse to become involved in this horrific and senseless trade — trade that can only be slowed through the education of the masses, sanctions, boycotts and enforcing tougher regulations.
    The rhino's plight is a sad one; as your story pointed out, horns to rhinos are like fingernails to humans. Rhinos being killed for their horns is equivalent to humans being killed for their fingernails. This hunger for ivory fuels the horrific slaughter and is responsible for the quickly declining populations of the rhinos.
    I hope that by covering this story you have made your readers a little bit wiser and much more compassionate towards those who need our help. — Louise Garner, White City
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