China reversing ban on tiger and rhino trade


China is reversing a twenty five year ban on the trade in use of rhino horns and tiger bones. A move that is delivering a blow to international conservation efforts. The decision would permit the use of endangered species parts for medical and scientific use the conservation group World Wildlife Fund said the policy would have adverse effects in protecting the animals which was approved in nineteen Ninety-three amid an international drive to protect threatened wildlife. The decision comes at a time when wildlife parks continue to be trafficked in Chinese territory. The Hong Kong Standard reported last week that a rhino horn smuggler was sentenced to eight months in prison for bringing nearly seven pounds of rhino horns in the Hong Kong from Mozambique

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