Kiwi brothers use alcohol to help save the rhinos

May 25, 2018

Kiwi brothers use alcohol to help save the rhinos

Saving the Wild's Founder Jamie Joseph dedicates her life to saving the rhino population. Photo: Supplied.

Two Kiwi brothers have created a line of alcoholic beverages to do their bit to stop rhino poaching in Africa.

Oliver and William Deane teamed up with New Zealand charity Saving the Wild to produce a line of health-conscious RTDs aimed at students, with 10 per cent of profits going towards stopping illegal ivory trade.

Saving the Wild has had major success in building a case against major poaching rings and is working to ensure many of them are taken down for good.

The brothers, both based in Dunedin, wanted to create an alcoholic drink that would encourage students to invest into the environment, while reducing the damage heavy drinking can have.

“Our first product is called White Rhino, with less than one gram of sugar and only three natural ingredients, it’s on the way to being guilt free,” said Oliver.

Their brand Part Time Rangers hopes their contribution will help Saving the Wild to expose the corruption and criminal rhino poaching in Africa.

“There’s no doubt that Saving the Wild will continue to turn the pages of history, and we are excited to see what our partnership will achieve,” said William.

Saving the Wild Founder, Jamie Joseph has dedicated her life to documenting and helping to prevent animal poaching throughout Africa.

“South Africa is home to 20,000 rhinos, 80 per cent of the world’s remaining population.

“This iconic species is being butchered into extinction at a rate of three per day,” said Ms Joseph.

The organisation has recently launched a campaign rallying support from global leaders including Helen Clark, Richard Branson and Jane Goodall.

Part Time Ranger’s drink White Rhino will be in liquor stores around New Zealand in July.

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