Several animal rights activists crammed into the Pretoria North Regional Court where two veterinarians and a professional hunter appeared this week.
Pretoria-based animal rights group, Outraged SA Citizens Against Poaching (OSCAP), says that government has to urgently improve awareness of poaching.
OSCAP director, Allison Thomson, points out that, "Much of the awareness has now been left up to the NPOs [non-profit organisations] at the moment. We expect government to hold constant, massive awareness campaigns to communicate the problem."
The accused are among eight people arrested last year on charges relating to the possession and distribution of a tranquillising drug commonly used by rhino poachers.
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