Weʼve raised £555 to EQUINE ANTI POACHING
- London, UK
- Funded on Friday, 7th December 2018
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Equine Anti-Poaching is a small project fighting to protect Rhino from poachers across South Africa.
Set up by my cousin, a qualified vet who has worked on the South African Game Reserves since 2012;
'During her time there Danielle was called alongside Dr Fowlds to [another] harrowing poaching incident. Once again the poachers had used illegal veterinary drugs which they had chosen not to reverse and unfortunately this time the female rhino was dead when they arrived. Her calf, who had been with her at the time when she was darted, was missing. After a desperate search the calf was located and re-united with another young adult.'
On Average 3 Rhino a DAY are butchered for their horns. This is criminal!
In the Eastern Cape alone ;11 Rhino have been taken this year.
A white rhino in South Africa has been killed for less than a centimeter of horn despite recently having its horn removed as a safety precaution. The mutilated carcass of 20-year-old Bella was found last week in Kragga Kamma Game Park, South Africa, where she lived with her young calf. She, and other rhinos in the park, had been dehorned only a week before as a preventative measure against the rampant poachers in South Africa. Tank, the calf, is just 16 months old and still dependent on a mother's milk. He was found wandering near the body.
Read More : http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/white-rhino-killed-in-south-africa-for-just-1-centimeter-of-horn/
Events like this, not only haunt the residents and workers of such communities, but in Danni - this sparked an urgency for change!
Danni has since held multiple fund raising to help fight against the Rhino Poaching Crisis. Her ambition and strong will have also pushed her to set up Equine Anti Poaching. This project, although in its infancy, wants to enhance anti poaching units across the Eastern Cape of South Africa with horses. Please do see the link above to read more on how horses can better strengthen the protection of Rhino.
I was lucky enough to visit Danni with my family and see the Rhino in the African Bush (an experience I will never forget!!), but also the devastating effects of poaching.
After shadowing Danni and the amazing people working with her on this project, introducing the horses to the wonderful animals on the Game Reserve for the first time (I have a very cool story about being followed by a group of very curious Giraffe) - I Knew I had to do something to help her get MORE horses with MORE Anti Poaching units to ultimately save MORE Rhino!
I am no runner. In fact I only started to run in February of this year. But I am delighted, and a little apprehensive, to say that i am going to run the Ealing Half Marathon (22k) on September 30th, and ask you all to help me Raise £450 to support my inspirational cousin in her dedication to protect these incredible and endangered species, the Rhino.
£ go a long way in South Africa, with the help of all of my beautiful friends and family I hope to raise as much as we can to help Danni make an impact!
What difference can we make:
£320 would pay for the farrier for a pair of horses for the whole year- foot care is vital to ensuring horses remain healthy and operational
£650 would buy a new horse for the project- The project will be looking to bring more horses on board when we launch our second unit
£190 will buy a new saddle- until now, friends of the project have very kindly been lent tack
£25 will buy a new bridle- all of our horses have bridles already but we are likely to need more in the future
£80 will mean we can buy rifle scabbards so the guys don't get hit in the back with their rifles when they are riding
Thank you all so much, and wish me luck! EEK...
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Oct 4, 2018
Great running /hopping.
Oct 1, 2018
Half Marathon completed in 2hours 6 mins. I couldn’t be prouder and grateful for all your support throughout and helping me reach my goal. I know Danni is going to put this many to good use x
Sep 30, 2018
Well done Annie we new you could do it.
Sep 30, 2018
Well done girly!
Sep 29, 2018
Routing for you Bella! Save the rhinos 🦏💕
Sep 29, 2018
The best of luck for your run tomorrow!! I know you will ace the race! 💪🏼🏃🏼♀️ Such a good cause! Love you lots, from your BCF 😘👯♀️💞 xxx
Sep 22, 2018
So proud of my gorgeous girl! A really great cause and know you can do it Annie. Lots of luck and love x
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