Rhino breeder plans online auction of horn in South Africa


A rhino breeder in South Africa is arranging an online sale of rhino horn, gaining by a court deciding that opened the best approach to domestic trade in spite of worries about poaching.

A auction site says the online sale of rhino horn having a place with breeder John Hume will happen August 21-24 and that income will be utilized to “additionally support the rearing and assurance of rhinos.”

Rhino breeders think poaching would be undermined by a managed trade rhino horn, while critics say trade will goad poaching that has happened at record levels.

This year, South Africa’s Constitutional Court dismisses an administration appeal to rescue a 2009 prohibition on the domestic trade. A worldwide boycott has been set up since 1977.

The vast majority of the world’s rhinos live in South Africa.