Saturday saw the launch of local author Annabel Claridge’s fourth book, ‘The Rhino Farm’ here at Hunting Raven.
After reading a series of articles on the horrendous trade of poaching rhino horns, an impassioned Annabel did her research! To ensure the authenticity and accuracy of her work she spoke to professionals such as Dr. Jacques Flamand who, in part, relocates rhinos.
In an interview with the Frome Standard she said, “What I find so difficult to understand is that the rhino horn has no medicinal benefit whatsoever. The horn is made up of the same stuff as fingernails and yet people are prepared to pay huge amounts of money for it and rhinos are being mutilated – and for what?”
With her hard hitting story about rhino poaching and the race to save one orphaned rhino from suffering the same terrible fate as its parent, Annabel hopes to inspire young adults, and adults alike, into action.
We have signed copies of Annabel’s books in store, available for those of you who weren’t able to make it down on the day – while stock lasts.