Trade in horns kills hundreds of rhinos

Nearly 450 brutally attacked in South Africa last year, with most of the disfigured animals left to die.



    Nearly 450 rhinos were brutally attacked for their horns in South Africa last year, with most of the disfigured animals left to die.
     
    The horns are prized in some eastern Asian nations for their alleged health benefits, and demand for them is increasing. 

    The soaring prices have attracted legions of poachers and an increasing number of corrupt veterinarians.  

    Tania Page reports from Capetown.
     
    Warning: This package contains images that may disturb or offend some viewers.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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