Rhino that sur­vived at­tack dies of in­fec­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump speaks at plane-side rally in a hangar at Pitts­burgh In­ter­na­tional Air­port in Im­pe­rial, Penn­syl­va­nia, on Sun­day Novem­ber 5. BAL­TI­MORE (AP): THE NA­TION’S Ro­man Catholic bish­ops are urg­ing Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump to adopt hu­mane poli­cies to­wards im­mi­grants and refugees.

The US Con­fer­ence of Catholic Bish­ops said serv­ing and wel­com­ing peo­ple flee­ing con­flict and violence is part of their iden­tity as Ro­man Catholics. Church lead­ers said they would con­tinue to of­fer that aid.

Trump talked tough about im­mi­gra­tion on the cam­paign trail, in­clud­ing propos­ing build­ing a wall along the bor­der of US and Mex­ico and de­port­ing all 11 mil­lion il­le­gal im­mi­grants. He later dis­tanced him­self from those state­ments. In an in­ter­view with CBS’ 60 Min­utes broad­cast Sun­day night, he said he would fo­cus on de­port­ing peo­ple with crim­i­nal records be­yond their im­mi­grant sta­tus.

The bish­ops made the plea yes­ter­day at the start of their annual fall meet­ing in Bal­ti­more. JO­HAN­NES­BURG (AP): A SOUTH AFRICAN rhino who was named Hope af­ter she sur­vived a 2015 at­tack by poach­ers who hacked off her horns and part of her face has died.

Sav­ing the Sur­vivors, a con­ser­va­tion group that per­formed mul­ti­ple med­i­cal pro­ce­dures on Hope’s mu­ti­lated face, said on Face­book yes­ter­day that the rhino ap­peared to have died of a bac­te­rial in­fec­tion in an in­tes­tine.

The group said the griev­ously in­jured Hope wan­dered for days af­ter poach­ers darted her in South Africa’s East­ern Cape prov­ince in April last year.

Sev­eral wildlife vet­eri­nar­i­ans and other work­ers had ded­i­cated them­selves to re­con­struct­ing Hope’s face, which had a gap­ing wound that left her si­nus cav­i­ties ex­posed.

They had said the rhino de­served treat­ment as long as there was a chance of re­cov­ery and, even­tu­ally, giv­ing birth.

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