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Rhino Farm

So poachers kill rhinos for their horns. The horns are chopped off of the rhino's nose and used in chinese medicine.

But rhino horns are not like limbs: a rhino horn if removed from a live rhino will grow back. So the question is why not just tranquilise a rhino, take his horn, then wait for the new horn to grow and repeat the process?

Question 2 must be, why are there no commercial rhino horn farms? It seems far more logical than wiping out the species. Why kill a chicken for an egg? Imagine aliens wiped out the human race for our toe nails.

Even if rhino farms are financially unsound, cost shouldn't matter if the rhino numbers begin to rise and stabilise.

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