Could legalising horn trade save rhinos?

Rhinos in Kruger National Park,SA, file Some game farms in South Africa have resorted to de-horning rhinos before poachers get to them

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South Africa is considering legalising rhino horn trade – in a bid to combat rampant rhino poaching, but the suggestion has been met with mixed reaction in Southern Africa.

Demand for rhino horn is at an all time high and South Africa, which has the largest reserves of the wild animal, is a prime hunting ground for poachers.

Over the past three years, gangs are said to have killed more than 800 rhinos for their horns, which can fetch £22,000 ($35,055) per kg on the black market. …

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