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Should licenses be sold to hunt the black rhino?
« on: 22/01/2014 01:30:01 »
Why are conservation groups supporting the sale of licenses to hunt the endangered Black Rhino?
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Re: Should licenses be sold to hunt the black rhino?
« Reply #1 on: 22/01/2014 04:52:47 »
Do rhinos "pair-up"?  Or do they allow males to mate with multiple females?  Perhaps then it is reasonable to select certain males to be removed from the herd.

What about a "tranquilizer permit"?  Tranquilize the more aggressive males.  Take their horns for whatever use desired, and see if they would be less of a danger to the herd without the horns. 

Of course, the best thing to do would be to educate people not to buy rhino horn or elephant tusk products.
 

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Re: Should licenses be sold to hunt the black rhino?
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