The Rhino War 2008

Close to extinction, the rhino population is scarce. Yet, so many poachers are slaughtering these animals merely for their horns. On the black market, the horns of rhinos can fetch nearly $20,000 per kilogram. They’re used for traditional medical practices in China such as alleviating the common cold and lowering fevers and in the Middle East as ceremonial daggers. Even when modern science has disproved the medical powers that many think the rhinoceros’ horn has, poaching is still one of the major problems that may lead to the complete extinction of these animals.

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