I am happy that these people get caught but I am stunned at the light sentences considering that the death of these animals is brutal and unnessecary and extinction means forever gone.
How can we STOP this black market trade if they just get a couple of months in the can along with a pittens for a fine? What are other countries doing? China seems to be heavily involved with endangered species black market trade and I wonder what is being done on THEIR end?
I have linked a page that has the results of several cases involving black rhino horns. Look at how easy these guys got off. They're not going to quit. They just get delayed a bit then go back into the trade! We've got to do better than this!