Hope for rhinos like Thandi

Thandi undergoing surgery for facial reconstruction after having her horn hacked off by poachers

Thandi the rhino undergoing surgery for facial reconstruction after having her horn hacked off by poachers

This picture very poignantly epitomises for me the dichotomy of our world – on the one hand there is the group who feel nothing about destroying the natural environment and everything in it such as the poachers who hacked off Thandi’s horn and left her for dead and on the other there is the group like this team of veterinarian surgeons who are trying desperately to save it. This is a very visual depiction of Paul Watson’s Third World War. Which side will win is anyone’s guess at this stage but the stakes have never been higher …