In July 2010, we began our article series about China’s rhino horn scheme. This is the latest development.
According to Jing Zhang, the founder of China’s Student Alliance for Animal Rights, most of the rhinos have been moved from Sanya to another farm in Yunnan Province.
Ten rhinos were identified at the Sanya location — one male and nine females. The rhinos were observed outside with a large mud wallow.
Jing’s team interviewed residents living near the Sanya location, who claimed that the “company was unsuccessful at breeding rhinos”.
While specific health issues could not be confirmed, it is suspected that some of the rhinos have died.
SAFAR is opposed to the rhino farm. We at Saving Rhinos are assisting SAFAR with their upcoming awareness campaign about the rhino farm, rhinos, and the rhino horn trade.
Timeline and background
For the timeline and background on this disturbing situation, see:
- “Revealed: China’s ‘Rhino Horn Cancer Treatment’ Scheme.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 26 January 2012.
- ““Suspicions Confirmed: China Investing Millions in Rhino Horn Scheme.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 02 June 2011.
- “In Plain Sight: China’s Rhino Horn Scheme.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 12 June 2011.
- “Reports of More Rhinos Arriving in China from South Africa.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 19 December 2010.
- “Chinese Researchers Hope to Turn Rhino Horn Cultivation into Thriving Enterprise While Avoiding CITES Scrutiny.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 17 November 2010.
- “Concern Grows Over Possible Links Between Rhino Horn Demand and China’s State-Funded TCM Research.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 05 October 2010.
- “Chinese News Reports Arrival of 12 Rhinos From South Africa.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 03 August 2010.
- “Revealed: Location of China’s Rhino Farm and ‘Horn Harvesting’ Experiments.” Rhino Horn is Not Medicine. 20 July 2010.
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Source: Pers. comm. Jing Zhang (Feb. – March 2012).
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