I'm just catching up on large mammal conservation news, sorry, so I'm a bit late on this. However, is Elle MacPherson in jail yet? She is a self-confessed criminal, admitting to the consumption of rhino horn. The slaughter of rhinos is one of the shames of the planet; I have a particularly strong feeling about this issue, having recently seen up-close and personal a rhino that had been reintroduced to the North Luangwa national park in Zambia. Seeing a rhino in the (heavily-armored) flesh is the closest humans will come to seeing a dinosaur. (Crocodiles are a close second, I think.) It is a transcendent experience, meeting these rhinos at close range. The experience is not as intense or as life-altering as seeing the mountain gorillas of central Africa; meeting them, as I once did in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, is like meeting a long-lost relative (though my long-lost relatives tend to be even hairier.) Seeing the rhino face-to-face is different; it is akin to meeting the dinosaurs that once killed our ancestors.
But I digress: Is Elle MacPherson in jail yet?
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