As a Kenyan ranger said:You may as well go to a beauty salon+gather nail clippings,or a barber's shop+gather hair-rhino horn is mostly keratin.
The only thing that may save the rhino-and this i'm unspeakably sad to sad to say-is mandatory de-horning at a young age-at least the animal will
still be alive in the wild(albeit without its trademark) but that Is the drawcard-the horn.
It is sickeningly sad,it really is,and infuriating.As infuriating-how the syndicates use people who are unemployed and may indeed be facing
hunger,along with their children-and propably see poaching as the only way to earn an income-because of human nature-there will always be those who
would take up such a disgraceful way to earn a living.
I think seeing hornless rhino's in future may yet be the one and only way we Are going to be able to see LIVE rhino's in future.Making the best of a
horribly bad situation-that will carry on and on till there are none left.
As to gay rights,eg to be recognised as a married couple,i feel gay people should have every right heterosexuals have-because to me,a true marriage is
in the heart,anyway-no piece of paper or ring makes a person stay with you,or you with him/her.However,at least for humans it does'nt make the
difference between life and death,though i can imagine it must hurt to not have your union recognised officially,if you should want it to be,even just
for tax or medical insurance purposes.I'm sure everyone is aware of how many heterosexual couples stay together/get married in the 1st place,for
reasons Other than pure love
Back to the rhino's plight,there are organisations such as Avaaz that has achieved a lot on various issues-especially if a high profile celeb is
willing to put their name to the cause-still,even if China had,for instance,to officially ban the use of horn,and other substances that is the direct
cause of death for an animal,especially endangered species-the base of operations would just move.
Dehorning is the only thing that can preserve the rhino for future generations,imo-i just don't see how anything else can work.At least done by a
veterinary surgeon,they won't suffer,and live on.