Eyewitness News: Vietnam calls for rhino horn research

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – The deputy chief of Vietnam’s environmental police on Thursday called for independent scientific evidence that rhino horn has no medicinal benefits in a move aimed at reducing demand in the Asian country.

A senior delegation from the country is visiting the Kruger National Park this week to learn more about the effects of smuggling.

Officials revealed rhino horn continued to gain popularity in their country, and the penalties for poaching and smuggling are far less stringent.

via Eyewitness News: Vietnam calls for rhino horn research.

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