Abhorent, senseless, ruthless and disgusting are often words associated with images of animals poached for their horns, hinds and sometimes just for fun!
Toni Hasler, from Abbotsham, is setting up a support group in North Devon and is extremely passionate about abolishing poaching, as we should all be. So we ask you to read and consider the following facts:
There is a saying, "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow". Every small effort you make is like that acorn! No - Your money is not required, thank you very much, but a little slice of your time to do your bit to help the plight of the African Rhino. Join and help Toni in building a new interest group, which she is setting up to support the South African National Parks Honorary Rangers team, who play a key role in anti-poaching in South Africa.
Toni says the group will meet, most likely at her home in Abbotsham, or at the local pub, The Thatched Inn, for an hour or two every couple of months for ideas and planning of fund raising events. The primary aim of the support group being to spread the urgent message of the Worlds' loss of these magnificent animals in the very near future if something isn't done immediately.
If you can spare the time (as much or little as you can) then please e-mail your name and address to Toni at:
Poaching is a vile, criminal act and it must be stopped.
If you are unable to spend the time with Toni, the other way to help would be to talk about this issue to your relatives and friends. Whether it's down at your local shop, bar or neighbours house, just to bring it to their attention is a massive step forward. Show them this plea from Toni and show them the facts!
This world is sometimes harsh and cruel, but it takes people like Toni to make that small bit of difference and allow some hope in a better future!
Good Luck Toni!
Member since: 17th March 2011
A busy wife and full time mum to two daughters who's family have lived in Barnstaple and the surrounding villages for a long time!