Comments on: Rhino attacked, tiger killed as floods ravage Northeast http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/09/27/rhino-attacked-tiger-killed-as-floods-ravage-northeast/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Robert MacMillan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/09/27/rhino-attacked-tiger-killed-as-floods-ravage-northeast/comment-page-1/#comment-25034 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:28:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6327#comment-25034 Thanks for the comment, and I apologize for not spotting it and posting it until today! -Robert

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By: mandeep2 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/09/27/rhino-attacked-tiger-killed-as-floods-ravage-northeast/comment-page-1/#comment-25022 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:04:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=6327#comment-25022 • It is really sad to see such a magnificent animal of Assam beeing killed so brutally just for commercial interests despite its endangered status. The very fact that Kaziranga is among the best managed national parks in our country & is the ONLY HOME FOR THE ONE HORNED RHINO, so the killing of 7 rhinos in just 4 days points to a nexus between the concerned forest officials, the poaching mafia & the politicians. Apart from the Tiger, the Rhinos, Elephants & several opther species are also endangered & I congratulate CNN IBN for highlighting the plight of the Rhino. I am really shocked that every year, we are losing 15-20 Rhinos to poaching & the State Govt & Centre has done nothing about it. IF THE GOVT CAN’T PROTECT OUR TREASURED ANIMALS, IT IS THE DUTY OF THE CITIZENS TO PROTECT OUR ENDANGERED ANIMALS AS EVEN THE GOVT HAS LET THEM DOWN JUST FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE. Monsoons are an yearly occurrence in Assam due to which the hapless animals go to a higher ground to escape the deluge where they fall an easy prey to the Poachers or are mowed down by speeding trucks driving down the Highway which passes through the Park.UNless the Centre & State Govts provide enough money & Security to the Parks, educate the concerned people including those who are involved in this illegal trade about the ominous threats to our endangered animals, impose criminal penalties on the Poachers & the Forest officials conniving with them & remove all human encroachments including Roads & Highways through all of our 500 National Parks, I am afraid all of our Endangered species are doomed to extinction. THIS PROBLEM HAS TO BE SERIOUSLY DISCUSSED WITH THE CHINESE GOVT & OTHER COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN THIS ILLEGAL TRADE TOO AS THEIR PEOPLE ARE THE CONSUMER MARKET FOR THIS ILLEGAL TRADE.

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