Rhino Poaching Research Paper

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Rhino poaching
Jackie Chan, a famous movie star, is spreading the word about rhino poaching. Chan has spread the word by making commercials and telling fans on social media to stop buying ivory, rhino horn, and other endangered animal products. One article explains that as a child, Jackie learned and believed that poached products such as shark fin soup would toughen his skin, and tiger bone oil would heal bruises. Also, Chan was made to believe rhino horn would defeat cancer. (www.globalanimal.org/2014/01/07/china-delivers-crushing-blow-for-ivory-trade/ ).
Chan became aware of the harm he was causing to animals by using poached products, he learned this when he came to the U.S.. For example, when he was making a movie in China, they gave
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Poaching has killed off thousands of rhinos, and the numbers keep growing (https://www.savetherhino.org/rhino_info/rhino_population_figures). Although it is proven that rhino horn has no medicinal value, the high demand in rhinoceros horn is mainly caused by the myth that rhino horn can cure cancer and hangovers . In Asia, 70% percent of people believe that rhino horn is rhino teeth that fall out and grow back. This idea is encouraged by sellers so they can sell more horn (Olstein, pg 33). Also, poachers are poaching more rhinose because the price has skyrocketed to 100,000 dollars a kg. That makes rhino horn more expensive than its weight in gold.Humans have deprived these beautiful animals of a life because people believe that rhino horn can cure cancer and hangovers. People are so greedy they would take a beautiful animal’s…show more content…
The rhino was thriving at the beginning of the 20th century even though there was still poaching in the world. In 2007, there were only 13 rhinos killed, but that number quickly skyrocketed to 83 in 2008 then to 122 in 2009. In total, 215 rhinos were poached in a span of 3 years. The number quickly rose. In 2014, 1,215 rhinos were poached, which is a huge jump from the number poached in 2007. The number of rhinos poached was so large it broke the record for number rhino lives lost through poaching. Today in 2018, poaching continues to be a huge problem. Even though organizations like the (https://www.savetherhino.org) are trying to combat rhino poaching, the number continues to grow. Save the Rhino states on its website: “Our top priority is to protect and increase the rhino population.” Two to three rhinos are poached every day. People have come up with amazing ideas to combat the rampant poaching

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