Rhino that survived attack dies of infection
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.