Deal with poachers, not dehorning rhinos
EDITOR — The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority is planning to dehorn 800 rhinos to curb poaching activities which have seen more than five percent of the rhino population illegally killed in South Africa last year.
While the idea to save the rhino is commendable, I think it is unfair to dehorn the rhinos that were created with all body parts intact. God had a reason for creating the rhino with its horn.
In my opinion that is animal abuse. The national parks department should deal with the poachers instead of dealing with the animals. The department is indirectly telling us that it has been defeated by the poachers.
Besides infringing on the rights of the rhino, it is also costly to dehorn 800 rhinos considering that each rhino costs $1 200 to dehorn.
Rhinos should be left in their complete body form. If God had wanted rhinos to live without horns, He would have created them without horns.
Mr Editor, the dehorning exercise will gobble a lot of money at the time when the economy is in the intensive care unit. Lawrence “The Penpusher” Moyo, Hwange. LET us have historian Pathisa Nyathi showing his email address in his articles. We may want to communicate directly with him to share information. — Arthur Maposa, Gwanda High School.
CAN our Government please intervene and help its voters. Zesa has cut off electricity at Entumbane houses in Bulawayo, saying that people should clear their bills first. — Angry Resident, Bulawayo
THERE is a problem with fuel pumped from some fuel service stations in Hwange town, Cross Dete and Dete town. If one buys petrol or diesel let’s say for 10 litres one doesn’t get the 10 litres as purchased but the fuel can be between 8 litres to 9.5 litres depending at which service station the fuel was bought from at the above-mentioned places. Most motorists are crying foul about these service stations. If they have a problem with their fuel pumping machines noone knows as their fuel attendants are not helpful. This is daylight robbery. May the relevant authorities and Consumer Council of Zimbabwe look into this issue. I normally use about 130 litres of diesel per month and now I am being forced to buy an additional 13 litres to 20 litres because of this fuel fleecing. Surely one pays $12 to buy 10 litres of diesel only to get eight litres while their pumping machine is reading 10.2 litres. Something is wrong here. — Donald Ncube Seka