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Old 19th August 2016, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: Hunting rhinos to extinction is not a sport

Yes, hattie, it really is a sad state of affairs.

There is much being done to promote animal rights in China (not sure about other Asian countries) - even Jackie Chan has got involved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yccID-2jlfM

This issue is kind of related to religion - use of animal products as medicine draws on traditional medicines that believe animals have special powers - these kinds of ideas are drawn from animistic religions. Sometimes it's association - eat tiger penis and you will become more virile. See for example: https://news.vice.com/article/china-...nimal-products
or: https://africacheck.org/reports/medi...ng-your-nails/

Underlying the whole problem is an increase in wealth. More wealthy people in countries like Vietnam and China, more demand for these products.

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Kenya sets fire to 105 tonnes of elephant tusks and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn.
I saw this too - unfortunately it probably will only make the price of ivory higher, thus more financial incentive for poachers.

The problem is also finding other sources of income for poachers...

It is a really complicated issue. In the hope of saving species, there is even a group trying to move populations of these megafauna to Australia: http://theaustralianrhinoproject.org/

But as a few have already said, you are preaching to the converted here!
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Old 21st August 2016, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Hunting rhinos to extinction is not a sport

No better schadenfreude moment then when one of these so called "trophy hunters" has a rhino in his gun sight crosshairs, only have one sneak up behind him, and drive its horn so far up his ass, projectile shit comes out of his mouth.
If a million people believe a nonscience, it does not make it any less of a nonscience. It is just a nonscience multiplied by a million.

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