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Old 09-09-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ThelmaLou View Post
The population of an ENDANGERED SPECIES does not need to be culled.
The article mentions as justification that this particular rhino was supposedly interfering with breeding by other male rhinos.

Allowing importation of "trophy" parts still sends a bad message in my view. Better to have our government financially support conservation efforts instead of using bounties from hunters for that purpose.

And yes, from what I've heard, use of rhino horn for "medicinal" purposes endangers these animals far more than hunting by dumbass foreigners. It's disheartening to hear of so many animal and plant species that are threatened because collectors/poachers are supplying a market for "alternative" remedies - that mostly are ineffective for the conditions they're claimed to treat.