Although this deer crisis has not happened, it is happening to the rhino species. One by one, rhinos are diminishing because of killings happening daily. In elementary school, teachers preach about the delicate balance of the food chain. Humans should withhold a responsibility to protect this balance—not harm it. Poachers are not living up to this responsibility, but completely going against it. As of right now, the western black rhino is gone forever, and many other rhino species are not far behind.
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