A lawsuit has brought that two rhino ranchers in South Africa had to invalidate the countries rhino horn ban is upheld and resulted the governments appeal to be denied.
There are three brief sentences, that states that the South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has legalised the rhino horn trade within South Africa again that rejects the appeal by government to keep the ban on the domestic trade in place.
The decision made have opened many doors to various criminal activities that some may have mentioned could save the rhino species, while others suggest it’s a bad news for the rhino species.
International trade of rhino horn has been banned since the year 1977 among the now hundred and eighty-two member countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora, the organization that governs international wildlife trade.
Yet the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora, covers the trade between the countries. It does not relate to the trade within a country’s own borders.
South Africa is home to the world’s biggest rhino population, and nearly all of the world’s 20,000 white rhinos are allowed domestic trade within the white rhino horns until the year 2009. In response to a rise in poaching, the government forced a moratorium, shutting off the internal South African rhino horn industry.
What are your thoughts on the ban being lifted?