Last quote about Rhino Poaching
All quotes about Rhino Poaching
There have been warnings for the last four to five years that zoos need to tighten up security.
The issue is complex, but a well managed and enforced legal trade that is structured to fund rhino protection and deliver community benefits is likely to work better than the status quo. I think that poaching a rhino in a zoo or in the wild is even more morally repugnant than a well regulated legal trade.
People have limited sympathy for poachers but I think [their poverty] is a reality that has to be grappled with.
We have beaten this before.
It's more valuable, pound for pound, than cocaine or heroin. By the time it gets to Vietnam or China or somewhere in southeast Asia, a full horn will go for anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million.
We – and I think most, if not all – U.S. accredited zoos have 24-hour security. That doesn't necessarily stop someone from coming with a gun and doing horrible things … obviously, there's a lot of motivation for bad characters.
I do wonder what rhino tastes like. I'm not a big fan of sheep. I think I'll take the rhino.
All of our members who hold rhino are deeply aware of the situation in the wild. It is shocking, wherever it happens. The fact that it has happened in Europe … it is, with hindsight, unsurprising that somebody would have a go. What really needs to happen is we need to reduce the demand for it.
Sadly, now, a live rhino has been killed.
To ensure people cannot get on to the site in the first place. To have cameras, particularly surveillance cameras. Obviously, every institution is different, so there are different needs for different places.
As a result, we have comprehensive CCTV across the zoo, including focus on our rhino habitats, monitored 24 hours a day by an expert on-site security team.
Therefore, their security is already very high. I think one has to be realistic that when you have armed gangs with guns and chainsaws, who are able to break in through fairly serious security measures, then there isn't a whole lot we can do. Obviously we realise that rhino horn costs upwards of €50,000 [£43,000] a kilo, and the issue of security had been discussed by the Taxon Advisory Group.
Animal parks throughout Europe have been put on alert to look out… to get into these places they have to climb 3.5 metre fences, go through padlocked doors. It's not easy to kill a rhino weighing several tonnes just like that. It's a job for professionals.
This is the first time we've heard of it. It's certainly the first time it's happened in Europe. It's an incredibly shocking and distressing occurrence. It's also a game-changer for zoos. They've woken up today and realized their world has changed if they have live rhinos in their collection. It's really a no-brainer for these criminal groups. It's a low-risk, high-profit enterprise for them and they can make as much money robbing a bank as they can killing a rhino with far far less security.
It's absolutely heartbreaking for the keepers who devote their lives to taking care of these incredible animals.
The people who targeted the zoo in France have probably already checked out other zoos that they can target. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a horrific wake-up call for things to change.
I wish I was surprised, but these animals are so brutally targeted. Wildlife crime is run by organized crime syndicates with very complex networks of middlemen moving rhino horns from Africa and India to networks in Southeast Asia. With the poaching crisis at such an alarming rate, it was sadly only a matter of time before these animals in zoos and other protected areas were targeted.
It's extremely shocking. An act of such extreme violence has never happened before in Europe.
We are grieving. It's a terrible shock. Animal parks throughout Europe have been put on alert to look out... to get into these places they have to climb 3.5 metre fences, go through padlocked doors. It's not easy to kill a rhino weighing several tonnes just like that. It's a job for professionals.
The criminals broke several security systems.They shot Vince dead and cut off one of his horns, probably with a chainsaw. His second horn was only partially cut, which suggests that the criminals were interrupted or that their material was defective.
It's simply not possible to regard the sustained poaching of three rhinos each and every day as anything less than a continuation of the crisis.
With the VIX threatening to go to a hat size, three-month protection is looking cheap across the board.
Trump's in the White House, so where's the volatility?
There's this delicate balance going on between taking profits and managing risk, and not missing what's to come. It's almost like everyone wants to sell, but no one wants to miss anything.
So I don't think I would read too much into it.
One sample size is tough to glean too much from, and Sep. 2011 was a much different market. So I don't think I would read too much into it.
I firmly believe that we are going to be able to prove that they can. They are clearly trainable, they have a strong sense of smell, the eventual aim is to train rats to find ivory and rhino horns too,'' she said.
Vietnam can no longer turn a blind eye to wildlife crime because the world is watching: the government must use this conference to signal a new start by announcing concrete plans to end the rhino horn and ivory trade and close all tiger farms.
We don't only focus on anti-poaching, we also focus on demand reduction and increasing rhino populations by diversity management.
There's a lot of doom and gloom regarding political uncertainty, regarding the Fed and regarding the overhang of Brexit.
Sharks are in global crisis and there is a complete lack of management framework internationally and domestically around the world to protect them.
The financials, already on the ropes, could see a further setback in a lower for longer scenario.
The question is, are jobs and subsequently housing, hitting a wall? I would say we're close. The rate of change in jobs growth is slowing, and that could ding anything.
Monetary policy creates a backdrop for higher asset prices, but it doesn't solve the structural challenges in the jobs market.
We've yet to have the blow-off top accompanied by huge volume that I've been looking for here. So even if I'm negative on this market short term, I have to throw up my hands and say that this situation could persist for quite some time.