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VETPAW’S Zoltan Bathory – Interviewed by Loudwire

VETPAW’S Zoltan Bathory – Interviewed by Loudwire

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....

VETPAW in Tampa Bay Times

VETPAW in Tampa Bay Times

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 documentary showed a rhino being tranquilized and they put the animal down and sawed its face off and when the animal woke up, it had no face and died a miserable death," said Tate, 32, who graduated from Plant High School in 2003. "That for me was a turning point."
VETPAW in RealClear – Life By Will Levith

VETPAW in RealClear – Life By Will Levith

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, skinny and blonde, who enjoyed playing soccer and hockey and loved animals. In other words, your average teenage boy.