The Pros And Cons Of Rhino Horn Trading Ban
4. ANTI – PRO TRADING ARGUMENTS
4.1. RHINO HORN IS A RENEWABLE RESOURCE
Dehorning of Rhinos will endanger the lives of rhinos to predators because the horns are there as defence mechanism. Dehorning will leave rhinos without horns. Animal horns are there for a reason such as defence mechanism. Female rhinos protect their calves against predators. Male rhinos use their large front horns as …show more content…
Argue that breeding wildlife animals in relatively small camps for their horns has nothing to do with conservation but everything to do with factory farming. Farming with the rhinos for their horns could turn the iconic species Big Five species into a mere animal lie a chicken and cows. Again, Rhinos to take years to mature and the size of the horn does matter because they don’t take the ones of calves. The other issue is that breeding of rhinos in captivity is very difficult as rhinos struggle to mate. If it was easy Rhinos would not be on the brink of extinction. Again, overstocking land for rhino farming will increase the risk and spread of disease, and captive breeding for profit could put the genetic integrity of wildlife at risk. Again, regular harvesting cannot meet the demand and supply to market because there are no statistics about the consumers in Asia, Asia have billions of people, and South Africa has less than 30000 rhino horns, therefore after depletion of stockpiles there won’t be enough horns to supply to the consumers (Milliken et al.