Watch Battleground Rhino Wars
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There are several shows on Animal Planet that explore the issues involving hunting various endangered animals, and how this affects their natural habitat. “Battleground: Rhino Wars” is one of these shows. It is a three episode mini-series, that follows four American military men. These men travel to South Africa, in an attempt to try and stop the rhino hunting trade. Part of the show focuses on the problem these Americans run into as they attempt to stop rhino poaching. They run into problems with various South African environmentalists and environmental experts, all of whom are attempting to stop the rhino poaching trade. “Battleground: Rhino Wars” can be very unflinching in the ways it shows how rhino poaching has affected the rhino population. Rhinos are hunted for their horns, which many Asian cultures believe has medicinal purposes. “Battleground: Rhino Wars” includes images of dead and disfigured rhinos, helping to drive home the horrific nature of the rhino poaching trade. Part of the appeal of the show comes from watching the way the Americans change, as they experience these images. They come to South Africa excited and pumped up, but grow more moved, and upset, by the images of slaughter they see.