Rights for Rhino walkers Paul Jennings and Sboniso (Spoon) Phakati braved notoriously cold Free State mornings this week, as they make their way to Cape Point on their anti-rhino poaching campaign. They also had to navigate more difficult terrain, traipsing through thick grass or following the roadside drain culvert, with heavy-duty trucks rumbling past.
“During taxing stretches like this, though, we are reminded that it’s all worth it when passers-by spot the ‘Rights for Rhinos’ NP300 Hardbody back-up vehicle and start cheering, hooting and giving us the thumbs up,” they exclaim.
With rhino poaching numbers sitting at a high of 174, Jennings and Phakati made the most of regional and national radio appeals to garner as much support from the public as possible. “Use whatever means you can to petition against the annihilation of these precious animals,” they pleaded. “Email us, call us or SMS us.”
Jennings can be contacted on 079 879 1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Phakati on 074 343 6527.