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Rhino Poaching Crisis Fueled By Insatiable Demand, New Report Finds

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Vietnam provides the main market for horn. The horn is marketed as an anything drug, ranging from a hangover cure to cancer treatment.

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Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:19 am
People are SO ignorant. The horn is made from the exact same thing toenails and fingernails are made of -keratin. Nothing Else!

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:34 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:18 am
Sad but true that some people will believe any rubbish they are told. The stupid information that Rhino horn is a cure for all kinds of diseases and ailments is passed down from generation to generation resulting in these poor creatures being killed for absolutely nothing.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:32 am
At some point someone needs to just collect fingernail clippings, grind them up, and sell it a rhino horn, they will probably make a small fortune from it.

Cate S (7)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:51 am
Sometimes I despair of humans - what a selfish,greedy species we are.

Chris Wasserman (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:53 am
Increasing evidence links South Africas rhino poaching with wildlife industry insiders. These individuals are obviously in a great position to run wildlife crime syndicates and are typically also well funded and connected within the industry.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 4:34 am
sickening Thanks cal

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:00 am

Michela M (3964)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:28 am

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Yvonne F (181)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:39 am
Outrageous!!!!!!!! Ignorance and too many greedy idiots will kill everything in the world! So sad! Thanks Cal

Nicole W (646)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 10:07 am

Marcia Mueller (13)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:54 pm
Maybe the only answer for poachers is making targets of them. Sounds radical, but nothing else has helped.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:54 pm
noted Thank You, Cal~~

June M (139)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 2:01 pm
noted..thanks for sharing Cal

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:02 pm
Heartbreaking. Fact is if anyone dies from cancer there was no chance in this world to be cured but the Amerikan medical system will insist that anyone who has 80/20 insurance can be cured. Do the math.

Petra M (259)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:06 pm
Noted; thanks for sharing Cal!

Dianne D (490)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:28 pm
Humans are discusting. Wish they would declare war on the poachers. Poachers ar useless and have no use on this earth. Once the rhino's are gone, they are gone forever. I heard on the news that people were stealing rhino horns from the musuems.

. (0)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:44 pm
What will they do when there are no rhinos left? Sad.

pam w (139)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:24 pm
THIS is why accredited zoos MUST be able to continue captive breeding programs....or there will be no rhinos left anywhere.

We have essentially lost them in the wild....the few living there are merely TARGETS.

AND...the a##wipes who sell rhino horn are mixing it with Viagra, so it appears to work.

I hope their eyeballs explode!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 5:30 pm

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 6:33 pm
Thanks Cal--sad post.

Emily Drew (88)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:16 pm
Horrible and sickening.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:16 pm
Thanks Cal - what can we do when we are fighting such monumental ignorance - and Government apathy? The rhinos have been decimated to such an extent the only ones to survive will be in zoos.

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:22 am

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 2:42 am
greedy humans again..

Veronique L (209)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 3:30 am
This is disgraceful!

Seda A (4)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:17 am
thank you

Seda A (4)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:17 am

Donna B (36)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:27 am
Very sadly noted. Thx Cal.

Sandra Penna (135)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 4:43 am
this is very serious. imagine a world without rhinos! :((

paula eaton (30)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:01 am
Humans are so greedy and foolish. No animal is safe from mankind.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:06 am
Animals dying for the stupidity of humans, when will these people understand that if Rhino horn or Elephant tusks did NOT cure the people in the past, its NOT going to cure anyone NOW!!

James Merit (144)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 3:51 pm

Marie W (67)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 8:05 pm
Need to poach some Asian males...

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 10:27 pm
When will people learn that rhino horn is no miracle cure. You'd think once you spent the big bucks for it and it didn't work, that would be th eend of it. I just don't understand the stupidity.

Maggie Carmel (5)
Monday August 27, 2012, 11:25 am

Manuela Gewert (88)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 4:41 am
Die sind so dumm und glauben alles und die die das Verarbeitete Nashorn verkaufen, lachen sich kaputt! Ich bin sehr traurig und wŁtend zu gleich :'(

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 3:51 pm
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