The debate over whether or not to legalize the trade in rhino horn tends to polarize opinion.

Let’s start with the two central tenets that people in all camps can agree on. Firstly, we all want to see more rhinos in more viable populations in the wild. Secondly, we all accept that there is no silver bullet that will solve the rhino poaching crisis: legal trade on its own will not work; anti-poaching patrols on their own will not work.

So the question should really be: what combination of approaches should we adopt to ensure that rhino numbers and rhino population numbers continue to grow?

Legalizing the trade may be one of these approaches and is currently being heavily discussed by South Africa. There are several different options for a legalized trade in rhino horn. By: Save The Rhino

  1. One off sale of rhino horn stockpiles
  2. Domestic trade in rhino horn
  3. (Semi) permanent international CITES regulated sale

Legalize the Sale of Rhino Horn

I think that we should legalize the trade of rhino horn in order to save them, and here’s why. -Cory Glauner

Posted by Outdoors International on Friday, February 5, 2016


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