POACHING

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Cool Black Rhino

THE BLACK RHINOCEROS has two horns, feeding with its upper hook-lip which is a tool for browsing twigs and a variety of wooded plants with hard stems, they are herbivores (vegetarians/plant eating animals). The poaching of Rhinoceros across the globe has reached a plague epidemic from shootings since the early 1970s eliminating and destroying the global Rhinoceros species population such as the extinction of the Western African Rhinoceros in 2006 and the Vietnamese Rhinoceros in 2011.

Brian Herbert has selected eight species of wild animals that are in danger of becoming extinct in our own lifetime due to poaching on an industrial scale around the world. Therefore the paintings are designed to show how these particular species are vanishing. Hence, you can see straight through them.

African Elephant Poaching

African Elephant Poaching, latest news on the 18th July 2013 in the Kipini Conservancy area in Tana River County, the Kapini road is just north of the Tana River estuary delta to the Indian Ocean. Two Kenya Wildlife Service anti poaching wardens were responding to a poaching incident in the Kipini region. They were killed in two poaching contacts (ambushed) by poaching gangs armed with AK47 rifles. In the first contact the Kenya Wildlife Service anti poaching patrol had one of its members shot and killed in a hail of gun fire; the anti poaching patrol withdrew from the contact and returned to recover the body of their dead officer five hours later. When they arrived at the first contact location they were ambushed by the poachers who were waiting for them to recover the Kenya Wildlife wardens’ body. The operational commander was shot dead in the second contact. Later a search team recovered the two Kenya Wildlife officers’ bodies. A poacher was killed in the battle and an AK47 rifle was recovered with over 200 hundred rounds of ammunition.

Asiatic Tiger Poaching

Asiatic Tiger Poaching: India’s tiger poaching deaths hits all time high with over 80 lost to poachers in 2012 the highest Tiger death rate in the last 12 years that was in 2001 when 70 Tigers were killed. There are approximately only 2,000 Tigers in India left and of there are natural deaths as well.

African Elephant Family Poaching

African Elephant Family poached of eleven slaughtered/butchered in the mass shooting of the elephants to date in Kenya, Kenya wildlife service officials have said. A gang of about 10 poachers hacked off the elephants’ tusks in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya’s largest wildlife reserve on Saturday 5th January 2013. In Brian Herbert’s back yard are the wildlife reserves such as the Tsavo East National park which borders onto the Kenyan coast.

Zebra Poaching

Zebra poaching for bush meat by local tribal hunters.

Zebra Breeding

Zebra are bred to feed Lions in game parks due to lions have been killing cattle and goats and eating them from tribal villages and while they are grazing with shepherds’/herdsmen keep a watch over their live stock, to reduce this activity by Lions Zebra are trans located from other game parks to make up the lions main diet which is Zebra.

Impala Poaching

Impala over the last hundred years have been used as trophies for wall by hunters across Africa, they are found in hotels, bars sporting clubs and in homes. They stand about 40inches in height (101cm). An antelope, fawn in colour with darker defined lines along its flanks, white on its abdomen with a white backside rump, only males have horns.

African Lion Poaching

African Lions are poached for Asian traditional medicines. The Lion Bones are sold as tiger bones.

Impala Poaching

Impala over the last hundred years have been used as trophies for wall by hunters across Africa, they are found in hotels, bars sporting clubs and in homes. They stand about 40inches in height (101cm). An antelope, fawn in colour with darker defined lines along its flanks, white on its abdomen with a white backside rump, only males have horns.