Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rhino Squad member: CataRino Pistola • Chauskoskis

Custom para el Jouwe Show en Arty Farty Gallery en Colonia, Alemania este proximo 2 de Octubre.

The history of these guys lies not 20 years in the future, but rather the present day -- and is pretty simple...

These guys (Squads) are an elite force formed to protect different endangered species of wildlife, one of those teams is The "Rhino Squad" . As the Rhinoceros species get low in number their horns and skin become more and more valuable on the black market around the world... (one Rhino horn fetches $200,000 on the black market) .

Today, all five species of rhinos are perilously close to extinction. The rate of their decline is truly astounding: in the decade of the 1970s alone, half the world's rhino population disappeared. Today, less than 15 per cent of the 1970 population remains, an estimated 10,000 to 11,000 worldwide.

The leader of "Rhino Squad" is Catarino Shotgun, a big lonely man who see the brute force as the only way to protect rhinos and eradicate the furtive hunting taking place in India and Africa by the hunters and collectors from all over the world.

Catarino´s Squad received extremely sad news when they found out that The World Conservation Union (IUCN) announced on 7 July 2006 that one of the foursubspecies, the West African Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis longipes), has been tentatively declared as extinct.

In despair their are now asking for volunteers, not in the battlefield but asking us to do whatever is on our hands to save and protects all animal species of the planet.

For any info about how you can help email rhinosquadhelp@gmail.com or simply visit the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

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NOTA: Perdón por la historia en ingles, la (mal) escribí para una exclusiva en Vinylpulse espero que la mayoría de ustedes no tengan problema en leerla así. Saludos banda!


















2 comments:

NicoDeacosta said...

this is THE BEST in the group for the upcoming Jouwe Show! love the piece! great job as always Walter! :)

Walter Jacott aka Chauskoskis said...

Yo Nico! late reply Sorry LOL txs man!