Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Butiama Bed & Breakfast

Sunday, 24 March 2013

If the Saudis exported ice to Icelanders...

If for any reason the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started exporting ice to Iceland that act would be similar to the United Kingdom exporting black rhinos to Tanzania.

It's old news which I just came across: last year the British High Commissioner to Tanzania handed three black rhinos to the government of Tanzania for relocation to the Mkomazi National Park. Follow this link for the full news report.
Two black rhinos in the Ngorongoro National Park.
Notwithstanding the bitter truth that, as a result of poaching and ineffective measures to combat poaching, rhino populations in Tanzania have fallen from an estimated 10,000 in the 1960s to a mere 100 in the 1990s, the fact that Tanzania now has to depend on the United Kingdom to replenish its once large rhino population with rhinos which have spent most of their lives in Europe seems like a depiction of a masterpiece of fiction.

Sometimes reality delivers a much stronger punch than works of fiction.

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