Poachers Kill Last Remaining Rhino at Nature Reserve

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Thu, Aug 5th, 2010 15:00 by capnasty NEWS

Poachers have butchered the last adult rhinoceros at a South African game reserve, cutting off her horn and letting her bleed to death, the Toronto Star reports.

With a horn worth more than gold, ninety per cent of the world's rhinos have been slaughtered in the last 40 years to feed the illegal trade in China. Rhino horn has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, despite tests showing that it has absolutely no special properties.

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