Wednesday, 8 March 2017

As if things weren't bad enough

Who is so greedy that they could break into a zoo in northern France and kill a rhinoceros and remove its horn? The ridiculous belief that animal hair can be used as a medical or sex aid fuels this disgusting trade.
The thieves may not even believe in the efficacy of the product, but they know that enough gullible (or desperate) people are willing to pay so much that horn (and rhinoceros "horn" is not even horn) can bring over 40000 euros a kilo. One can almost understand poaching in their natural habitat as it will provide income for local people, though they earn a pittance of the profits being made. But cold blooded slaughter in a European zoo, where so much is done to protect endangered animals, is almost unimaginable.
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