Browsing the archives for the China rhino farms tag

South Africa: 3 Dozen Rhinos Exported to China from North West Province Over 2 Years

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Between 2008 and 2010, at least 38 rhinos were exported from North West Province in South Africa to China.

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At Least 30 Rhinos Sent from Limpopo Province to China During Five-Year Period

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Additional details have emerged regarding 30 of the 100-plus live rhinos exported to China from South Africa.

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Chinese Activists Investigate ‘Rhino Horn Farm’

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Environmental activists in China are taking a closer look at the Longhui Pharmaceutical Company’s “rhino horn farm” and have shared their initial discoveries with us.

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

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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.

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Concern Grows Around South Africa’s Legal Trade in Live Rhinos

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As the rhino death toll continues to rise in South Africa, disconcerting information regarding the country’s legal rhino trade continues to emerge.

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Chinese Researchers Hope to Turn Rhino Horn Cultivation into Thriving Enterprise While Avoiding CITES Scrutiny

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A state-funded 2008 rhino horn research proposal from China has raised some serious questions surrounding the escalation in demand for rhino horn. There are concerns that the project’s timing served as one of the catalysts for the surge in rhino killings across Southern Africa by encouraging the use of rhino horn, and that the researchers are attempting to circumvent CITES research provisions by farming rhinos.

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Concern Grows Over Possible Links Between Rhino Horn Demand and China’s State-Funded TCM Research

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Disturbing information from China suggests there could be a link between state-funded TCM research and the demand for rhino horn, as the surge in rhino poaching happens to coincide with China’s designation of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a strategic industry.

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