He sends a strong message to animal poachers
Animal Poaching is when an animal, who usually possesses something considered valuable, is killed illegally.
In 2011, 23 tons of ivory was confiscated at the expense of 2,500 elephants. In 2013, 946 rhinos were poached in South Africa at a rate of two per day. Some countries believe that a rhino’s horn is an important ingredient for many medicines. But according to DoSomethingRight.org, this is false.
Earlier this year, Prince Harry spent three summer months working on conservation projects in South Africa. He recently took a trip to Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, where he met officials working to take care of the endangered animals.
The prince posted photos and videos on the Kensington Royal Instagram account to share his emotional thoughts and feelings about poaching. “I know how lucky I am to have these experiences, but hearing stories from people on the ground about how bad the situation really is, upset and frustrated me,” he says.
There has been an international ban on the rhino horn trade since 1977. Last week, a South African Judge made the controversial decision to life the ban, but it will remain in effect pending an appeal by South Africa’s Minister of Environmental Affairs.
During his trip to South Africa, Prince Harry shares emotional posts on Instagram as his attempts to put an end to animal poaching.