This year, 210 rhino's have been slaughtered in supposedly safe nature reserves in South Africa. The poor animals have often been stunned or drugged and then had their horns cut off and been left to bleed to death in the bush.
The reason for this is that many believe the the rhino horn is a good aphrodisiac and therefore will pay vast amounts of money to obtain a portion for their own sexual pleasure.
It was announced earlier today that the South African Police had arrested two veterinary surgeons.
The names of those arrested are;
Dr Karel Toet along with his wife Marisa.
Dr Manie du Plessis both these doctors are from the Nylstroom Animal Clinic.
Seven other suspects were arrested, as yet their names have not been released.
The authorities have announced that it seems as if the two veterinary doctors are part of a masterminding group behind the South African rhinoceros poaching problem.
Let us hope that all the ring leaders are caught and more safety measure put in to protect what is left of our fast dwindling rhino numbers.
Time for the south African Wildlife trustees to take more care with these precious animals.