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3rd Degree to air shocking rhino killing

2012-11-13 11:10
 
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Cape Town – 3rd Degree is set to shock with horrific amateur video of a rhino being killed illegally, desperately trying to escape while it cries like a baby.

In the shocking footage that e.tv's weekly investigative magazine show has obtained and will broadcast on Tuesday at 21:30, the terrified animal which can clearly be heard crying, tries to flee, as it is mercilessly, repeatedly shot.

3rd Degree is in possession of video footage that calls into question the decision at the end of last week to drop the charges against five accused in the illegal rhino trade case in South African courts which has been making international headlines.

While the Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai has pleaded guilty and has now been sentenced for illegal trade in rhino horn, 3rd Degree plans to show that several other people were involved in at least one shocking incident of illegal rhino killing.

Wildlife trafficking syndicate

It was claimed that the other men implicated knew nothing about any illegal rhino hunting, but the video which 3rd Degree plans to air tells a very different story.

In the video it is clear that South Africa's very strict rules for rhino hunting are completely flouted.

Shot after shot is fired as the rhino tries to get away from the illegal hunters who do not have a permit to kill the animal, as Chumlong Lemtongthai stands idly by.

Over 450 rhino have been slaughtered for their horns so far just this year as the endangered animal hovers on the brink of extinction.

The show's exposé plans to blow the lid on a wildlife trafficking syndicate that spans the globe from South African game farms to rhino horn dealers in South-East Asia.

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