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U.S. combat veterans in Africa turn skills to protecting rhinos, fighting PTSD | ArmyTimes

U.S. combat veterans in Africa turn skills to protecting rhinos, fighting PTSD | ArmyTimes

A group of combat veterans has formed a non-profit organization that helps combat both poaching and post traumatic stress, according to The Guardian.

Ryan Tate, 32, a former U.S. Marine, founded the organization called Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife, or  Vetpaw. They are trying to protect rhinos and other game in the bush around their base in South Africa.

The former service members have gone through extensive training and are experienced enough to “resist the temptation” of using lethal force against poachers, The Guardian reported.

Source: U.S. combat veterans in Africa turn skills to protecting rhinos, fighting PTSD