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 Post subject: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:15 pm 
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Every cause needs a champion! Everywhere we look and read concerned SA citizens are venting their anger and frustration at the slaughter of Rhinos going on in SA. Seems that we are rather leaderless when it comes to finding a champion for the cause. It appears that we need to get more, much more.. international attention drawn to the plight of the Rhino. Considering that Rhinos are the property of every South African citizen and our children and their children every South African should have no hesitation in taking a very strong and passionate stand as to ensuring survival of the species.
The thought that comes to mind is why can’t the rhinos cousin, the Springbok, cheer a bit for the cause.
On international Rhino day 22 Sept, the Springboks are playing against Namibia in the Rugby world cup. Both these countries are custodians of the Rhinos, no doubt about it! Imagine the Springbok team running on the rugby field with black “mourn” armbands in respect of all the rhinos killed and those still to die! Millions of people around the world will be made aware off the cause and it will perhaps be a small step forward in creating global awareness! Perhaps both teams can do the same! Just imagine if some man in the east somewhere decides that Springbok horn is now the real thing before Viagra and suddenly the Springbok is threatened with extinction. Would all be involved to save it? The Rhino needs a champion!!


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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:39 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:25 pm 
Shortfinal, this is such an amazing suggestion!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
If both teams do this, it will for sure hit headline across the globe and the awareness created through that will be a big plus to all the efforts to save our rhinos! :thumbs_up:


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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:30 am 
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A brilliant "outside the box" idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:33 am 
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Shortfinal, do you have a contact with the team to suggest this to them?

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
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Terrific suggestion

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:07 am 
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Great idea :clap: :clap: ...now who has the contacts to put it into action?

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:50 am 
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If anybody has a warm contact with the Bok team please feel free to forward suggestion. The more sides this comes from the better! I am pursuing a few avenues myself but we need all the help we can get...please!!


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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:59 am 
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Can we copy this to FB to get more exposure?

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:22 am 
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I think the route might be to contact one of the players via an agent or personal e-mail and ask them to put the case to the team. Any suggestions are most welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:58 am 
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SF this is a FANTASTIC idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:50 am 
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This is a fantastic idea!!! If we can pull this off it will be a HUGE step forward in gaining exposure.


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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:36 am 
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Shortfinal PM'd me and asked me to put this idea on FB.

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Can-the-S ... 2142232932

Mods - I hope it is ok to post this here.

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
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Shortfinal, what a wonderful suggestion :thumbs_up: It is creative, emotive and to the point.

As I am writing a Thai national is seeking bail for his role in bringing prostitutes over for as a cover for hunting. I :pray: that he is denied bail and has to face the worst possible sentencing.

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 Post subject: Re: Can the Springbok help save the Rhino!
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:36 pm 
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I can report that this morning’s Cape Times published our topic letter on their "letters to editor" page. It also had a cartoon sketch of a rhino completely surrounded by heavily armed police and guards. Let’s keep rolling, we are gaining momentum!


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