Horn

Saving the Rhino by farming it

Rhino are endangered, and they are being killed in increasing numbers for their horns. Kevin Charles Redman suggests that we farm them instead and thus save them.

This has also been proposed for saving NZ native birds…putting them on the menu and thus saving them in the process.

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Like the dodo, the dinosaur, and the pig-footed bandicoot (maybe), thewestern black rhinoceros?is now a thing of the past, hunted to extinction for its horn. And small wonder. Despite being banned in 1977, the rhino horn trade is flourishing. Twenty years ago, a kilo of horn went for $4,700. Today, it sells for $65,000, making it more valuable than either gold or cocaine. Poaching is on the rise, and by some accounts, the number of endangered (but not yet extinct) white rhino killed doubles each year. By 2035, African wildlands could be devoid of the animal.? Read more »