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Rhinos are on the knife edge of extinction, driven in large part by consumer demand for rhino horn in Vietnam.
Together we can rewrite the rhino story and ensure there is another chapter, not an ending. Support ENV’s consumer demand reduction work by donating to our People for Rhinos appeal: http://bit.ly/people4rhinos
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An appeal court in Hanoi has upheld the sentence of a major player in Vietnam’s illegal tiger trading.
Pham Duc Hoa was busted last year in the capital’s Long Bien district along with three others while transporting a dead tiger. He will continue to serve his 15 months sentence based on the appeal verdict. The judges specifically referenced ENV’s intervention in the case and rejected the extenuating circumstances presented to the court by Pham Duc Hoa’s legal team.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, a female illegal wildlife internet trader was sentenced to 18 months for attempting to sell bear products on Facebook. The prison sentence could potentially have been longer but was reduced due to the subject now being pregnant.
A sorry tale of a football match, a rhino horn, and a garbage chute are the plot elements of Education for Nature – Vietnam’s just-released Public Service Announcement (PSA) video urging the public to reject rhino horn use.
In this table-turning video, a young boy steps up to defend rhinos while his father and his friends are absorbed in a football match on TV. Seeing a rhino horn recently purchased by his father to impress his friends, the youngster recalls books he has read about rhinos and rhino poaching. Unable to get their attention to remonstrate with his father, our young wildlife warrior takes matters into his own hands.
Spoiler alert: the kid puts the adults to shame.
Please share the video via this link: http://bit.ly/RhinoFootball