God’s Awesome Judgment Befalls Those Killing His Beloved Animals

posted by John J. Jr. @ 11:16 AM
June 24, 2014

saved-baby-rhino        Hello Dr. Butterman? Can you please get over here quickly. And please bring Rev. Repriestly with you too. I simply don’t have the heart to write this blog alone.  A baby rhino, now nursed in a shelter, as he cries for his mother that was slaughtered by poachers for her horns, even as this baby watched.

All rhinos and elephants will be extinct in a few year because of human encroachment and poaching. The kids are either whaling or sad. What can we do?
The kids scream hysterically over these pics about a baby rhino on the internet.

The poor tot can’t sleep well, probably because he sees visions of killers coming after his mom and fears they will come after him too.  Sadie Whitelocks of mailonline.com says the orphaned baby rhino can only rest when some from the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center (HESC) in West Africa is beside him.

When the Center found the baby he was “crying inconsolably” for his mom.  He is somewhat comforted now by a tame sheep named Skaap which serves as surrogate mom, and staff members who feed him (now nicknamed Gertjie) every three hours and sleep with him as well. Hoedspruit asks for donations to keep the babe’s milk stock up as he drinks gallons each day (http://hesc.co.za hesc_adoptions/adoptions_.php.)

In her article, Whitelock also reveals:  “During 2013, 1,004 rhinos were poached in South Africa alone for their horns according to savetherhino.org, which is the equivalent of nearly three per day. At the current rate of killing, it’s predicted the species could be extinct in the wild by 2026.” And most horns go to China!

And then there’s Terrence McCoy’s Washington Post article, ‘The Slaughter of Kenya’s Biggest Elephant’ and the Decimation of an Entire Species.’  Affectionately named Satao, this beautiful mammoth-size beast was shot and killed with poisoned arrows last month.

McCoy quotes film maker Mark Deeble, one of the last friendlies to see Satao:  “I think the old bull knows that poachers want his tusks. And I hate that he knows. More than anything, I hate the thought that poachers are now closing in on one of the world’s most iconic elephants.”

Richard Moller of Tsavo Trust, who found Satao’s body inside a swamp, says: “It was the hardest report that I have ever written. I couldn’t see past a wall of tears.” And right now, Dr. Butterman, I can’t either. All of  Kenya is mourning.

This week, “United Nations Environment Program says:  “More than 20,000 African elephants were poached Satao-elephantacross the continent in 2013 according to a report by the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Large-scale ivory seizures are indicative of transnational organized crime being involved in the illicit ivory trade.”

“Africa’s elephants continue to face an immediate threat to their survival from high-levels of poaching for their ivory and with over 20,000 elephants illegally killed last year the situation remains dire,” says John Scanlon of CITES.

Please ask Rev. Repriestly to pray God’s special early judgment upon those who slaughtered Gertjie’s mother and the king elephant Satao, and to pray––as we are instructed in wholesale Christian Bibles––for park police who dedicate their lives to protect these precious animals, and to give officials new ideas as to how to stop this carnage.  I stand on God’s Word in Matthew 7: 7: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

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