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South Africa Considers Legal Sale of Horns to Prevent Rhino Extinction

South Africa Considers Marketing Rhino Horns
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South Africa’s government is considering a legal market for rhino horns to combat the booming illegal trade.

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12:20AM PST on Jan 30, 2015

Live long and prosper!

12:20AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

Thanks for the information.

7:01AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

Poor Rhinos! I couldn't kill them for any amount of money!

6:34AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

As Colleen says - it grows back. I know one country has legalised sale of rhino horn through legitimate markets at a fraction of the price paid on the illegal market. The animals are not harmed in obtaining the horn. Perhaps this is something to be considered by Governments and animal welfare societies.

9:30PM PST on Feb 4, 2012

Stop killing rhinos!

9:02AM PST on Feb 4, 2012

good idea if it works :) flood the market then the horns will lose money value

8:19AM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Funnily enough, rhino horns consist of keratin, so those who believe it to be an aphrrodisiac had better start biting their nails instead.

8:17AM PST on Feb 2, 2012

Stop killing rhinos!

8:15AM PST on Feb 2, 2012

GREAT IF IT WORKS!

1:27AM PST on Feb 1, 2012

Elle E. Your idea is fantastic. Really made me laugh!!!

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