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Original story appears here: http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-zoltan-bathory-u-s-veterans-fight-elephant-rhino-poachers-africa-exclusive-interview-photos/#photogallery-1=7 Within our lifetime, we may witness the complete extinction of the elephant species. It’s a terrifying reality, but due to ivory poaching, along with habitat destruction, we…(Read More)

VETPAW in Tampa Bay Times

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For Ryan Tate, a former Marine and a Plant High School graduate, a 2012 documentary on rhino poaching in Africa turned his life in a new direction. Now, he has dedicated himself to ending the deadly trade in ivory — a pursuit often found at the nexus between organized crime groups and violent extremists. “The…(Read More)

Ryan Tate, founder of Vetpaw, runs a nonprofit that hires post-9/11 vets to combat poaching. Ryan Tate has experienced more in 16 years than most will in an entire lifetime. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, the son of a hair stylist and pizza shop/bar owner, Tate was a self-described quiet kid…(Read More)

Terrorists funded by rhino and elephant poaching

Rhino horn is funding terrorism. It really is as simple as that. In a recent article by SBS Australia it revealed that the UN and Interpol warns that the poaching industry is worth $213 billion and funds armed conflicts across the globe. Just animal you say? Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Program…(Read More)

This thought-provoking article asks two simple but essential questions: “Will we say NO to the unsustainable commercial exploitation of wildlife? Will we be able to protect the many wild species and the ecosystems they support for this and future generations?” We don’t have long to answer. http://unchronicle.un.org/article/will-china…(Read More)

This piece on the website Fight for Rhinos looks at the shoot-to-kill policy toward poachers that some African countries have adopted in a desperate attempt to reduce rampant poaching of rhinos and elephants. While it is controversial, it has also proven highly effective. The poll at the bottom of the piece shows 91…(Read More)