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Chinese Farm Threatened African Rhino for Horns: Report

Offbeat  (tags: china, farming, african rhinos, horns, cruelty, disappearing, breeding, wildife trafficking, black market )

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China is farming African wild Rhinos in order to harvest their horns for alleged medicinal properties, a newspaper reported Sunday quoting a report by international conservation monitors. China has imported 141 live white rhino from South Africa since

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G. C (40)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 9:00 am
This is disgusting!!

Elaine Dixon (17)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 9:56 am
why do people always have to think of ways to destroy animals, it is so sickening that they think every thing should have a price on it's head, may be some day there is going to be a price on human's heads.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 7:46 pm
Rhino horns are used to treat fever and cleanse the body. Let's send them aspirins and water. With horror I read that the Chinese want to expand their market for traditional medicine. When will we see this "alternative medicine in our pharmacies? I shudder.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 8:30 pm
If some one keep endangered whale species alive to extract certain part not essential for survival like their horn, isnít it better than open them to be harponed for their meat? I think activists should work out how to improve the animals living condition than making knee jerk action.
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pam w (139)
Sunday March 7, 2010, 10:07 pm
Sellers of rhino horn are now mixing it with viagra, in order to "prove" that "it works" to enable mens erections. As long as the Chinese believe in animal parts as "traditional medicine," rhinos are at risk. The Chinese don't give a rat's ass for endangered species! I know that's a generalization but statistics prove me right. Countless turtles and tortoises are slaughtered every year for diners who like "exotic" foods, while tigers and bears are hunted all over the world and their body parts are smuggled back into China for "medicines."

Whenever I see people praising the efficacy of "traditional medicines," I think about rhino horn, erection problems, etc.

gail dair (0)
Monday March 8, 2010, 12:33 am
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