U.S. Military Vets to Train Wildlife Rangers in South Africa

Posted June 23, 2016 at 4:46am

ABC News reports that “a group of American military veterans with experience in Iraq and Afghanistan plans to train rangers at some private wildlife areas in South Africa, where poachers have killed large numbers of rhinos for their horns.”  

“The small conservation group called Vetpaw previously operated in Tanzania, which ordered the group to leave last year, partly because of a video in which a member talked about killing poachers.”  

“Ryan Tate, a former U.S. Marine and head of Vetpaw, said Tuesday that the member didn’t speak for Vetpaw and that he has sought to “rebrand” the organization.”