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The vestigial remains of the one horned rhino lies in a swampy riverside waiting to be noticed by the forest officials.

We still don’t know whom to blame? Is it the poachers? Or is it the people who spread rumors regarding it’s prized horn?

Poaching is a sad story that is told in the darkness of the night and is revealed in the morning to the world. Sadly the victims don’t last to tell the tale. It is only their vestigial remains that speak up, seeking justice.

The vestigial remains that pray to everyone to stop poaching and many other atrocities towards animals.

(Note: The One-Horned Rhinoceros is the state animal of Assam and a prized possession of our state. But sadly it is facing the threat of extinction as rampant poaching is prevalent. Nowadays a number of steps have been undertaken to counter the same. )

This post is in response to Your Daily Word Prompt (August 30,2018) presented to us by Sheryl. I am thankful to her for the same. You can find her post via the link given below :

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4 thoughts on “Poaching

  1. Google tells me Assam is part of Bangladesh. Is this correct? I was unaware that rhinos lived on any other continent than Africa where they are, sadly, also being poached mercilessly. THank you for enlightening me. 🙂

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    1. Assam is one of the north-eastern states of India. It shares significant amount of boundary line with Bangladesh hence the misconception.
      Here we have a small population of one horned rhino. The govt and the people are working towards protecting them.


  2. Poaching is a terrible thing, and I also think that trophy hunting is terrible, particularly when I see a photo of some rich trophy hunter who has paid for a canned hunt and gunned down a vicious giraffe or such. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this important matter.

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    1. Thank you for appreciating my effort. Thank you for reading.


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