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Fake rhino horn invented to ruin poachers

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Scientists have developed a technique for making fake rhino horn, which they hope will undermine the illegal market in the genuine article.

Researchers at the University of Oxford and Fudan University in China have found a way of making fake rhino horn cheaply from horse hair.

Demand for rhino horn has been blamed for driving poaching and threatening the survival of the species.

The Oxford team said the fakes would "confuse the trade".

But there has been some scepticism about whether this will be effective - with Save the Rhino International warning it could inadvertently stimulate the market for rhino horn.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50184280

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Kenemet

It couldn't hurt... and perhaps if something else was touted as more effective, that would help as well.

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Not A Rockstar
58 minutes ago, Kenemet said:

It couldn't hurt... and perhaps if something else was touted as more effective, that would help as well.

Yes, indeed.

*thinks*

*touts* Ethiopian locusts are a remedy for everything that ails you. Better than rhino horn or anything else.

How's that? :)

flood their market and drop the cost through the floor and they will go exterminate something else.

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