Experts call for legalization of rhino horn trade

According to environmental economist Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, legalizing the international trade in rhinoceros horn could help the fight against poaching. And some of the proceeds from legal trade could be used for animal conservation. But, said Sas-Rolfes, it had to be done the right way, with a lot of things for the laws to work properly. “It’s not just a matter of changing the laws and not just the laws in SA. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) should be amended, as well as national laws in consumer countries”,…

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