Trec1000 – We were there to support the Trec1000 anti-rhino poaching initiative, but never expected to be face the harsh reality. This beautiful male rhino had been filmed in his prime a few days earlier, and now he lay dead and stripped of his horn. Poached.
As the team filmed and documented the loss, tears ran down our faces. The loss felt in our core. This beautiful boy should be alive and free. He should have been saved from man’s indiscriminate greed. If not him, then please, the rest.
Fritz, forever philosophical and strong, reminded us of the importance of staying positive. To not focus on the sad cruelty, but rather on the work being done by many to change the situation.
He of course, being one of those making a difference.
This was difficult to see, and I can’t get the image out of my mind.