Helping Rhinos is a dynamic young organisation and I am proud to support them.
The small team at the UK registered charity are working incredibly hard to raise international awareness and funds to help stop the shocking poaching crisis we find ourselves in.
In order to achieve this Helping Rhinos work with a number of different organisations around the world to both protect the rhinos and to stop the demand for rhino horn.
Helping Rhinos believe that by working together we can overcome this crisis and make sure that future generations can enjoy seeing rhinos roam our planet as they have done for millions of years.
Please join me in supporting Helping Rhinos
During my career as an international cricketer and now a broadcaster, I have had the privilege to travel the world and enjoy the many different cultures our planet has to offer. I have also had the opportunity to witness some of the world's most amazing wildlife.
It was with great concern that I learnt of the current plight of the iconic rhinoceros, which thanks to it being poached for its horn, is facing the threat of extinction in the wild.
The work of Helping Rhinos is very important to the survival of the rhino and I would urge you to join me in supporting them however you are able to do so.
As a musician, artist, writer, curator, and researcher, I look at the world, decipher and interpret things not only as they appear, but in their many complex facets. And so, when I look at a Rhino, I'm seeing more than an "odd-toed ungulate", I'm seeing a symbol. Hunted and poached for their horns, the Rhino is a signifier, a reminder of the cruelty humans are capable of, and that greed and avarice drive people to do the unconscionable. The Rhino stands as a voiceless, mute testament to the mind-numbing violent acts on animals taking place in all corners of the world. Left bloodied, bereft of horn, felled in the dirt on crumpled knees, the gruesome image of a poached Rhino is not one we can or will ever shake; it stays with us, shakes our moral core.
The combination of prehistoric and ungainly imbues the Rhino with a strange, humorous quality; it registers as outside of our ordinary experience. The Rhino, as symbol, is an embodiment of the outsider, the outlier, the weirdo, misfit. We must recognize that it is this quality that both draws them to us and condemns them to the fringes. It is human nature to turn away from helping anyone or anything we don't understand, connect with, or see value in; it is our duty and moral charge to recognize that it is the outsiders - whether in society or the wild - who need our help the most.
Please let your conscience guide you and support Helping Rhinos in any way you can.
There have been some very dark clouds hanging over rhinos, but I sense the ‘wind of change’ and I do believe the outlook and forecast for their survival is much brighter.
I am honoured to join Helping Rhinos and support their vital work. They bring hope, a ray of sunshine and the road ahead looks much brighter as a result.
I have had the privilege to film alongside Helping Rhinos. They are a wonderful, driven organisation working against the clock to prevent the loss and possible extinction of a most iconic species.
By working alongside communities, ranger programmes and through schools, their work is invaluable in the fight to save the rhino.
We are running out of time to save these beautiful and sometimes misunderstood animals. Please support Helping Rhinos in the work that they do so that we can all join together in this fight which we want to end sooner, rather than too late…