Rhino killings for horns rise rapidly in South Africa

Independent: Hunters killed eight rhinos at the private Finfoot Game Reserve inside the Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve this month with single rifle shots that pierced their hearts and lungs. The poachers' objective: the rhinos' horns, cut away with knives and popped off the dead animals' snouts for buyers in Asia who pay the street value of cocaine for a material they believe cures diseases. That insatiable demand for horns has sparked the worst recorded year of rhino poaching in South Africa in decades, with......

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