‘Bogus Medicine: China’s Rhino Horn Scheme’ [Video]



Why does the demand for rhino horn persist? After all, rhino horn has no proven medicinal value.

However, China (using rhinos imported from South Africa) is engaged in a profit-seeking scheme that depends on sick people using rhino horn instead of taking medicine.

Check out the ‘Bogus Medicine’ video:

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See “Revealed: China’s ‘Rhino Horn Cancer Treatment’ Scheme” — and be sure the read the timeline articles.

Rhishja Cota-Larson

I am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and endangered species. I am the Editor of Rhino Horn is Not Medicine and Project Pangolin, author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine, a writer for the environmental news blog Planetsave, the host of Behind the Schemes, and Producer for the upcoming documentary The Price. When I'm not blogging about the illegal wildlife trade, I enjoy gardening, reading, designing, and rocking out to live music.

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  1. Here is a simple method to save the rhinos. Rhinos are killed for their horns which are extremely valuable. If the value of rhino horn were to decrease the temptation to poach rhinos would decrease. So the way to decrease rhino horn value is to flood the market with synthetic rhino horn. That would be easy to do. Too bad those who buy this are buying nothing, that is the case as it is anyway. If this fake horn is package exactly like the real horn this could be pulled off.