Rhino Horn or is it?

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Hugh Paxton’s Blog reckons this is quite an idea! Let’s fake rhino horn! Nothing else seems to be working.

To: Hugh Paxton
Subject: FW: Rhino Horn

What do you think?

Subject: Rhino Horn

Interesting approach – http://africanrhino.org/2015/03/23/could-synthetic-horn-help-save-the-rhino/

2 Responses to “Rhino Horn or is it?”

  1. Stella Says:

    I love this idea. I think it’s brilliant. They’ve got right to the root of the problem, which is that there is a demand for the stuff and attempts to reduce that demand have failed, and they’re proposing a realistic way to solve the problem. If the synthetic horn is indistinguishable from the real thing, why on earth would poachers bother to kill real rhinos? So much easier to bag up the synthetic horn and tell customers it’s real.

    • Hugh Paxton Says:

      Your words, my thoughts, Stella. I love the idea of millions of Chinese spending millions of dollars on something fake made in a factory. Probably a Chinese factory. The whole ironic idea can be developed to embrace many endangered animals – pangolin scales, ivory, turtle shell, Tibetan antelope, the works. My brother, Charles, has suggested that the company put in for an award currently floating about courtesy of USAID and partners. Half a million in cash. That would really turn things around!Fingers crossed this end! Cheers! Hugh

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