It seems time to address the idea of legal horn trade again. We understand the desire to try almost anything to save our rhinos. But it is our opinion that entertaining legal trade is not one of them. There are far more reasons why legalizing rhino horn is a BAD idea.
#1 The number of rhinos left does NOT support the extreme demand for horn.
#2 We KNOW by flooding the market with something, it does not alleviate the demand, but on the contrary, increases it. Case and point-bears and tigers. China’s “farming” of them, has only expanded the market, in addition to leaving the animals in horrible health, with shortened lives (see The Legal Trade Myths: Debunked by Annamiticus)
#3 Members of CITES would need to approve the measure, which they have all spoken up on with a definite NO, including China.
#4 Not all animals are easily farmed. Rhinos succumb…
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