China Proposes Legalisation Of Rhino Horn Trade

China’s recent announcement to legalise domestic rhino horn trade has caused a controversy among both public and animal welfare activists.  Due to the outcry of disapproval, the ban is currently still in place. However, legalising a regulated domestic rhino trade is still not completely off the table. And some have even suggested that a strictly regulated farm could help conserve rhinos in the wild. How can this be? Professor Bill Laurance, at Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability studies at James Cook University, joined us to discuss this.



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