Rhinos killed to date 2012

* 1105 Rhinos killed in 2016 in SA, (668 in 2012 / 1004 in 2013 / 1215 in 2014 / 1175+ in 2015)

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Friday, 21 September 2012

World Rhino Day: Facts and Fiction about the Rhino Horn Trade

It's World Rhino Day on Saturday (September 22) and EIA is proud to lend its support to this excellent and poignant new animation to raise awareness of the plight of rhinos.We need your help to LIKE and SHARE this short film as widely as possible, to get across the message that rhino horn has ZERO proven medicinal value.The use of rhino horn as a recreational drug or cancer treatment in Asia is based on myths. As a result, rhino in Africa and Asia are brutally slaughtered in huge numbers for their horns.The rhino trade is a symptom. We need to tackle the root cause of problems, not just treat symptoms, and work on long-term solutions.Despite the spectacular failure of the CITES-sanctioned ivory trade, a growing lobby of vested interests in now pushing for a similar trade mechanism for rhino horn; some of its advocates stand to make millions from their horn stockpiles.Read why EIA believes such a trade would be an unmitigated disaster at http://www.eia-international.org/after-ivory-a-legal-trade-in-rhino-horn-will-do-nothing-but-harm
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