- Jun 4, 2012
I'd have to see that poachers were all the "poorest of the poor". I am aware that many will be poor, however there are organised crime gangs and even armed militias who fund their wars off poaching. This link mentions a few of these...I definitely have sympathy for the poor cunts. If I was in their situation and struggling to eat, you better believe I'd be doing whatever I could to feed myself and my family. If it meant taking a massive risk and taking down a Rhino for some pittance cash, then so be it.
It's very easy to judge from our western perspective.
Nobody agrees with poaching of animals, it's wrong. But we shouldn't be gloating when the poorest of the poor get killed.
They're not all desperately poor guys trying to feed their families, although there will be some of those too obviously. There have also been park rangers killed by poachers in order to clear the way for them poaching on a given day.