White rhino horn: a case for the legalization of trade kendall brown david heinrich economics senior project cal poly san luis obispo advisor: dr. And bizarrely enough, legalizing the trade in those horns may be the thing to save the rhinos researchers from finland, south africa, and the. The irf believes that legalizing any trade in rhino horn at this juncture has a very high probability of having a detrimental impact on all five rhino species in the. Responses to john hume's justifications to trade in rhino horn this link on your auction site rather: legalizing rhino horn trade won't save. Hume has also said that legalizing the trade could drive down the price of rhino horn, making it less attractive to poachers rhino horn can.
There are a number of conservationists and independent rhino farmers lobbying for the international ban on rhino horn trading to be removed,. In an effort to reduce poaching, many approaches have been tried with varying degrees of success could legalizing trade of rhinoceros horns reduce poaching . Rhino horns can be safely harvested from farmed rhinos without killing the animals rhinos grow their horns back after trimming legalizing the trade of farmed. South africa's rhinos are on the brink – the government wants to legalize trade in rhino horn in an attempt to curb poaching when this was tried in the past with.
If trade were legalized, the argument goes, farmers could regularly harvest rhino horns from the living animals and sell them in markets such as. The horn is essentially keratin, a mild alkaline substance identical to fingernails, and is hume is gambling on legalization of the international rhino horn trade. How can the animals be saved from extinction some propose legalizing the rhinoceros horn trade but to others, this seems unrealistic. Legalizing rhino horn trade would remove the stigma associated with consumption of endangered species, stimulate the insatiable demand for rhino horn, and.
This week, the south african constitutional court overturned a ban on the trade of rhinoceros horn, legalizing the sale of the animal part within. Unlike ivory from elephants, rhino horns can be removed without harming the animal, and they even grow back fully every three years private. Irf believes that the rhino horn trade should not be legalized until there are convincing data indicating that legalization will enhance wild rhino. This means, in theory, that we are not ethically opposed to the horn trade, rhino horn trade needs to be legalized asap, otherwise all rhino will die.
Tom milliken of traffic, a wildlife-trade monitoring network, worries but by seeming to normalise rhino-horn use, legalisation might boost. The south african constitutional court has officially dismissed an application to appeal the legalization of the buying and selling of rhino horns  this means. South africa's highest court has rejected a bid by the government to keep a ban on domestic trade in rhino horn, a court document shows. In the last couple of years, africa's rhino population has experienced a poaching epidemic official figures show that the number of killed. Legalizing trade will increase the need to identify individual rhino horns and put the task beyond capabilities of current identification methods.
The high court's decision means that rhino horn sales will soon be legal many conservationists worry that legalizing the domestic trade will. Legalising the trade in rhino horn from south africa could match black legalisation “creates the perception that buying these products is fine”,. South africa will not seek legalisation of the international trade in rhino horn pretoria, south africa, 22nd april the south african.
Legalizing rhino horn trade in south africa can provide a legal cover for traffickers and implies there is ample opportunity to sell their products. Some say lifting the ban on domestic trade is the only way to save rhinos from extinction. With the black rhino extinct and the white rhino following close behind, is it time to change conservation tactics.