A Brutal Fight against Poaching The Modern-Day Bounty Hunters of South Africa

The fight against rhino poachers in South Africa is a lucrative business. Well-armed units patrol the parks and reserves – and have been accused of murdering innocent people.
Playground for racists: An anti-poaching unit patrols a South African rhino farm.

Playground for racists: An anti-poaching unit patrols a South African rhino farm.

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A rhino killed by poachers: "It's a dirty business involving a lot of money."

A rhino killed by poachers: "It's a dirty business involving a lot of money."

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"Those who are supposed to be the good guys are frequently even worse than the poachers."

Megan Carr

U.S. investigator Kathi Lynn Austin: "I have never encountered anything like the animal-protection scene."

U.S. investigator Kathi Lynn Austin: "I have never encountered anything like the animal-protection scene."

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"Those are bad guys. They killed right and left."

Weapons smuggling expert Kathi Lynn Austin

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