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Rhino farm!

November 29, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

In Klerksdorp, South Africa, sits the world’s largest rhino farm, home to 1,300 rhinos, or a little more than 4 percent of the world’s rhino population.The farm is owned by John Hume, who breeds the rhinos for their horns. As Stirton points out, if you look closely, you can see that the rhinos in the photo have recently had their horns cut.

Rhino horn is more valuable than gold, meaning Hume has been able to make a living through trading—the approximately five tons of horns he has in storage could bring him around $50 million in profit. In 2009, South Africa passed a ban on the trade of rhino horn, essentially dropping the value of his stockpile to zero. Hume sued the government, and the ban was overturned in May.

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  1. November 29, 2016 at 09:43

    You might be interested in this. Quite a bit more about John Hume & the rhino situation in South Africa https://animalistauntamed.com/2016/04/23/man-money-rhinos-unravelling-the-tangled-knot-of-poaching/

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