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South Africa: 80 Rhinos Killed in 59 Days

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Since the beginning of 2012, at least 80 rhinos have been massacred in South Africa, according to new figures released by South Africa National Parks (SANParks).

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Rhino Horn and ‘The Red Flags of Quackery’

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It seems that rhino horn’s alleged curative properties meet the criteria for at least six of the sixteen “Red Flags of Quackery” as compiled by Sci-ence: A Skeptical Comic and Blog.

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US Busts Rhino Horn Trafficking Ring: Over 30 Rhino Horns Seized, Seven Arrested [Video]

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Special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations have arrested seven suspects and executed search warrants in five different states as part of “Operation Crash,” a multi-agency effort to investigate and prosecute those involved in rhino horn trafficking.

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Horns Up for NBC ‘Rock Center’ Rhino Crisis Episode #RockCenter #rockcenterrhinos

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Last night’s highly anticipated episode of NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” did an outstanding job of bringing the rhino crisis to the American TV audience.

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Rhino Crimes: Are the Right People Going to Jail?

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Alarming trends suggest that continued leniency towards unscrupulous ‘game-industry white guys’ is contributing to South Africa’s rhino crisis.

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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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Revealed: China’s ‘Rhino Horn Cancer Treatment’ Scheme

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Although it has been widely thought that the rumor of rhino horn’s alleged “cancer-curing” power started in Vietnam, we now strongly suspect that this rumor originated with (or was propagated by) China’s Longhui Pharmaceutical “rhino horn harvesting” project.

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India: Suspect Arrested for Attempting to Kill Rhinos in Zoo

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Police in Guwahati have arrested a man identified as Chin Khansong after he sneaked into the Assam State Zoo with a .303 rifle, ammunition, an axe, and a machete. The suspect confessed he was planning to kill “as many rhinos as possible” in order to sell their horns.

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List of 10 Useful ‘Rhino Horn is Not Medicine’ Quotes (with Source Links!)

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The world’s leading conservation and environmental organizations – among others – are speaking out against the use of rhino horn as a medical treatment. Check out this list of quotes with source links and a few videos.

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Gone Forever: Javan Rhino Declared Extinct in Vietnam

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Tragic news: The extinction of the Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) in Vietnam is now confirmed, according to WWF and the International Rhino Foundation (IRF).

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