Spectacular failure of rhino trade bans

Rhinoceros are magnificent creatures, but are the current hunting bans protecting them? The answer is no according to policy expert Dr. Kelvin Kemm of South Africa. Comments Dr. Kemm: “The international [something] ban on trade in rhino horn does not work, it merely increases the income for poachers. Rhino horn now costs more than gold. Poachers are killing two rhinos a day, this is rhino war. We need to introduce controlled private trading as is done in the case of gold and diamonds. We also need to attack the poaching problem at the consumer end, where officials seem to be in collusion with criminals. Stopping rhino trade right now seems impossible, so let’s legally control it with free enterprise market forces to save the rhinos.”

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.