Antiques dealer double-crossed investigators to get valuable rhino horns (W/ Video)

from NBC News

By Miguel Llanos, NBC News

In the underground world of trafficking in endangered animals, undercover agents are accustomed to shady characters and even gun-toting thugs. But an antiques dealer who pretends to be helping protect wildlife when in fact he’s double crossing you?

That’s what happened when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service went after the illegal trade of rhino horns, which are sought after in Asia for ornaments and even for purported medicinal qualities. A horn can go for up to $250,000, a recent NBC Rock Center investigation showed, making a gram more valuable than gold or cocaine. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Stop rhino poaching in Africa

Published on Jun 18, 2012 by 

“This documentary shows what tragedy African rhinos are going through. People in East Asia, wake up! Rhino horns do not cure anything. Let’s join efforts to protect them. They are as precious to people in Africa as just pandas are to people in China.” Text posted with video.

 

Go DEEPER: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/species/black-rhino/

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