Today is World Rhino Day. To commemorate this significant day, Beautiful News revealed the short-film of 10-year-old Hunter Mitchell from the Western Cape who is advocating the protection of rhinos.
The young lad is on a mission to save the rhino. Mitchell’s heart was first wrenched by the plight of Africa’s rhinos when he saw pictures of an orphaned calf. To him the equation was simple: if people did this, they could undo it. So he set the example by donating his pocket money to the a cause, asking friends and family to join him and taking to social media to extend his request to the nation.
He says, “During World Rhino Day, we must celebrate that rhinos are not endangered anymore.”
Hunter has since raised over R100 000 for Ostina the orphaned rhino, who he visits regularly at Aquila Private Game Reserve’s rhino orphanage. While his bold stand for the otherwise helpless herbivore is touching, the movement that he started has become far bigger.
He is now an ambassador for the Saving Private Rhino organisation and an advocate for the fair treatment of wildlife, reaching out to children his age as far afield as Japan through Skype talks to spread the message. All of this from a determined ten-year-old – imagine the possibilities if we all pitched in.
See video here:http://bit.ly/2xknfeE