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The slaughter of rhinos in South Africa carries on unabated. When poachers or traffickers are caught shouldn’t they get the same treatment? No doubt somebody will bang on about their human rights……

The world is obsessed with human rights,
Don’t rhinos have their rights too?
At what point should humans lose their human rights,
By the things that they choose to do?

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So I’ll ask have you killed a rhino today?
Have you added to the horrific score?
Have you hacked off its horn with a machete blade?
Are you hiding from the long arm of the law?

Have you left a rhino to bleed in the dust,
Just laying there, to suffer alone,
Condemning it to a most painful death,
So its horn you are able to own?

Have you made plenty of blood dollars today
By killing this magnificent beast?
Have you sold its horn to black marketeers,
And on that blood money do you now feast?

What will you do when you’ve killed the last one?
Extermination driven by human greed.
So for your human rights, why should we give a damn?
Perhaps it’s some savage justice you need.

If you have you been responsible in anyway
For a rhino being brutally slaughtered,
In a less ‘civilised’ world we would find you a tree,
Where you could be hung, then drawn, then quartered.

Then you would know just what it is like
To suffer great pain as you die.
So I’ll ask again if you’ve killed a rhino today,
If you have, can you please tell me why?

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