The Reputation of Rhino Horn
Prohibited in international trade, the rhino horn has been highly prized in Asia, where it is believed to be a cure for cancer and other ills, and had been used in Chinese traditional medicine over the millennia. In Vietnam, the horn is increasingly used in a manner similar to a recreational drug, such as the ‘rhino wine’, to improve male sexual performance. Also, rhino horn is used in the Middle East to make ornamental and ceremonial daggers.
We Need Your Help – Join the Famous Names Already Involved
High profile organisations and individuals are lending their substantial influence to try to end poaching via stricter law enforcement, as well as aiming to decrease demand through education. Participants include governments, NGO’s, IGO’s, charities, high profile individuals such as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, UK, Yao Ming, a retired Chinese professional basketball player and an iconic figure in China and David Beckham, the world-renowned English former footballer.
To download ‘The Last Rhino’ Infographic, please go to: www.samara.co.za/pdf/Rhino_Info.pdf
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Photos Rob Bruyns, Samara Private Game Reserve.