Latest Reason Legal Trade in Horn Won’t Help Rhinos

Fight for Rhinos

While South Africa is still belligerently working to sell legalized rhino horn trade, poachers are working just as hard at wiping out rhinos. What they’re also doing is proving the government wrong.

Aside from the usual arguments of ethics, economics and feasibility, there is a new reason to put this debate to rest.

It is no longer about the horn. Just as other animals used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the market’s desire is for multiple parts of the rhino. These days demand is for bone marrow and bodily fluids. Baby rhinos are even being killed for their toenails!

The trend is evident in poaching incidents where limbs, ears and eyes are now found removed.

According to Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) governance programme manager Morgan Griffiths,

“The exact same thing happened years ago with elephant poaching. These highly lucrative criminal syndicates opened several markets for the byproducts.”

Poaching is a…

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About narhvalur

Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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2 Responses to Latest Reason Legal Trade in Horn Won’t Help Rhinos

  1. Pingback: Will the Rhino survive? | Wolf Is My Soul

  2. narhvalur says:

    Thanks Wolfie!

    Take care,
    Ann

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