Guards at Kaziranga National Park in #India are trained to shoot first and ask questions later. This controversial tactic has helped protect thousands of one-horned #Rhinos who live in the #park.
50 people have been killed so far and each person was attempting to get a Rhino horn. On the #blackmarket the horns are worth as much as $6000 for 100 grams.
When the park was first founded a century ago there was only a small number of Rhinos. Now the park holds more than 2,400, which is two-thirds of the world’s population. More people were shot dead by the park’s guards in 2015 than rhinos were by poachers.
We need to adopt more sustainable ways and protect our environment, not only for our own health, but for the wellbeing of #future generations. What are your thoughts?