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Save the Rhino dismay at horn trade ruling

Rhino conservationists have reacted with alarm and dismay to a South African High Court ruling that lifts a ban on domestic trade of rhino horn within the country. Judge Francis Legodi today struck down the moratorium on domestic trade imposed by the South African government in 2009, saying the government had failed to properly consult […]

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Legalising horn trade: a rhino breeder’s view

The campaign to legalise trade in rhino horn as a potential solution to the poaching epidemic has gained a lot of traction in recent months, most recently with a paper written by leading environmental scientists in the journal Science calling for the move, and indications that regulations to allow the trade may be tabled at […]

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Farming rhinos – the future?

Here’s a link to a Daily Mail article about our recent visit to photograph at two controversial rhino farms in South Africa. The farmer, wealthy businessman John Hume, has nearly 800 rhinos across these two ranches. He breeds the animals on the farms and dehorns them every 18 months or so, stockpiling the harvested horn, […]

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