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Vietnamese NGO condemns rhino poaching

Education for Nature is visiting the Kruger National Park in order to educate the Vietnamese public.

FILE: A ranger inspects a dead rhino found on the banks of a river in the Kruger National Park. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Members of a Vietnamese environmental NGO says it will educate the Vietnamese public why rhino poaching is wrong and products should be boycotted.

Education for Nature is currently visiting the Kruger National Park, taking pictures of dead rhino to take home in a bid to show the public the true extent of the rhino poaching crisis.

Executive Director Vu Thi Quyen says, "We are here to show them that what seems like a used rhino horn can contribute directly to the killing of rhino in South Africa. I can't believe that people can do this to an animal."

The Environmental Affairs Department says almost 800 Rhino have been killed in South Africa this year.

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