Poisoned rhino horns could stop poaching

By Andy Rice 23 July 2010

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


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