Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:
Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.
Way to go, humanity.
what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it
WHAT!? NO NO NO
The Western Black Rhinoceros has been declared extinct since 2011…This isn’t news.
Fucking tumblr bandwagons. None of you actually care enough about rhinos to really learn anything about them that isn’t sensationalized media buzz designed to make you feel sad. The western black has been piddling away to nothing since the 1900s. There’s so many other subspecies of hook lipped rhino that nobody cares to know about because they’re not ‘teetering on the brink’ just yet, so there’s no story, you have to care about the animal for just existing, not to relieve some sort of guilt you’re forced into feeling for it once it becomes endangered. If you’re going to spread ‘awareness’ on tumblr, be fucking aware! People shouldn’t pretend like they care more than they do just to seem more sympathetic to other people. None of you cunts ever cared about these animals until you heard it was trendy to be upset about it. These dead rhinos aren’t gonna go on their rhino-tumblrs and say “wow. These humans sure are sad about what’s happening to us. Look at all these pictures and sad comments…sure could use a little bit of money or tangible help, though…My rhino family can’t defend their territory with reblogs.”