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24 September 2017 14:11 (South Africa)

Poisoned rhino horns could stop poaching

  • Andy Rice
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    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Ed Hern, who owns the Rhino and Lion Park near Johannesburg, has come up with a new idea to combat poaching: poisoning his rhinos' horns. He is currently testing this solution with the help of a vet. This practice could prove fatal to people in China and Vietnam who ingest powdered rhino horn (incorrectly believed to have curative properties). Other wildlife campaigners agree that something needs to be done to stop poaching, but point out that treating rhino horns with poison would be illegal Read more: Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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