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Urge South Africa to Not Trade in Rhino Horn!

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 22 Feb 2017
Urge South Africa to Not Trade in Rhino Horn!

Rhinos are in trouble. They’re teetering on the brink of extinction, and every time a poacher kills another one, they’re one step closer to being wiped off the face of the Earth.

Despite this, South Africa just proposed to allow buyers to come in from other countries, purchase rhino horn and take it back home, most likely to sell on the black market at a huge profit.

It’s outrageous to consider putting these already highly endangered animals at an even greater risk of extinction. Please join us in urging South Africa to keep the rhino horn trade closed.

Law enforcement is already struggling in their fight against rhino poaching and rhino horn trafficking. The proposed deal will fuel demand and open doors for horns to be sold on the black market. That would spell disaster.

More rhinos are poached in South Africa than any other country - three rhinos being killed a day. The South African government needs to focus on protecting its remaining rhinos rather than seeking to exploit them.

Please take a moment right now to tell officials to keep a ban on trade in rhino horn.