South Africa Considers Legal Sale of Horns to Prevent Rhino Extinction

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

South Africa Considers Marketing Rhino Horns
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86 comments

Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Alberta Gentleman

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

Rudolf Affolter
Past Member 4 years ago

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.

Kishore Amma
Kishore Amma4 years ago

Stop killing rhinos!

Carrie Anne Brown

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

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

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

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

Stop killing rhinos!

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

GREAT IF IT WORKS!

Ailsa Porter
Ailsa Porter4 years ago

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