27 Burst results for "Rhino Horn"
Birds on Rhinos' Backs Help Them Avoid Poachers
"This is scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne barred black. Rhinos have terrible eyesight even so these giant African urban floors easily fend off. Hungry Lions and Hyenas. The body plan has proved to be good enough to survive on Savannah full of large predators. Being very thick skin big ripe. Eli Cohen's Victoria. University of Melbourne behavioral Ecologist Rhone Plots but those protective traits are no match for humans with guns today the species as critically endangered largely due to poaching but the rhinos may have an unlikely ally against poachers the red billed ox pecker the chatty sociable birds often hang out on the backs of rhinos feasting on parasitic ticks. And actually we such a sign that take his favorite diets of a nonsmoker. And if they feed on ticks that is a good thing the birds also get nutrients by picking it soars on the rhinos bodies out suspected that the rhinos put up with this indignity because the packers make loud alarm calls whenever they see. Humans approach giving the rhinos in early warning to flee and then sort of a distinctive rustling hissing sort of sound to test whether the ox Pecker is due in fact act as noisy lookouts plots and his team implanted radio transmitters in the rhino horns. This didn't hurt the rhinos and allowed the researchers to track the animals and approach undetected win. The Oscars are on the back when the pictures are not on their backs to get deer. Birds do alert them and if the runners do listen. The researchers found that rhinos without ox packers detected in approaching human only twenty three percent of the time at an average distance of twenty seven meters. But when ochs packers were present the birds alerted the rhinos one hundred percent of the time and they detected the human sixty one meters away on average and the more ox packers on the scene. The greater the detection distance which means the earlier the warning respect sense because the moral is you have a new back looking out for you. The more chance that they can pick up anything coming. What we think is going on. Fundamentally is wanted to resist dropping on the obstacle can be no doubt that there's really strong and human benefit to listening talks pickles. The study is in the Journal. Current biology with ox pecker recording by Tiffany plantain of the University of Miami. Plots thinks the packers may have evolved their sentinel behaviour because it protects their convenient food source. And the more. Lookouts the better in. What seems like a win win for both species. The birds thrive and the rhinos survive. Thanks for listening for scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne Bard.
Coronavirus Shows Risk Of Endangered Animal Trade
"A San Francisco based endangered species rescue group is sounding the alarm over a possible carrier of the coronavirus newly named covered nineteen as KCBS reporter Holly Quan tells us it's a scaly anteater that's highly prized overseas it's called the pangolin prized for its meat and it scales which are made out of keratin like your fingernails and they're used in Chinese traditional medicine one of the most highly trafficked animals in the world and you find them in the suspect animal markets where Kobe nineteen is believed was started Peter nights as CEO of wild eight a San Francisco based group trying to cut the demand for endangered species product like rhino horn and sharks swim is as pangolins don't do well in markets they very seldom Easter captive diet so that very weekend that they're very scared which make them right for passing on animal to human viruses another reason to shut down animal markets that is a really dangerous time bombs all around the world this trade is you know it is also called a conservation problem it's also very nice so it's just time is closing down for good in San Francisco Holly Quan
"rhino horn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Million miles as the distance to the moon and back twice it's also the number of miles Russ mantle has logged on his bike he's eighty two years old and a cycle through Europe Canada and the U. S. he spoke to my colleague Marco Werman from his home in Aldershot in the U. K. so you've completed a million miles now how did it feel when you pass that million mile mark well very satisfied especially with with the attention that's not been getting from massaging friends yes a lovely failing what was it like crossing the finish line I mean there was kind of a finish line in a ceremony there is cake and champagne a group of scientists tend to my house but the group but events twelve this road Longley canal Tom Kathy that are chosen and they were ready for me that at the White Chait across the Han rows of the bridge and broke through it they had a nice big cake this will meet with the slightest perched on the top of the cake not this replace the wedding couple with the cyclist yeah when did you start cycling and why did you start well uses Austin I have a dream that my dad would present me with a possible and in nineteen fifty one he gave me one a no no not you fifty terrible just nice to her and racing bike another company how to that ten it in my lifetime together a ninety dollar items because I always put the tops of the bike to ride and I built my own whims of always built my own limbs from my early days smile not many cyclists does build their own lives so I also want to know how how do you know you've cycled over a million miles what kind of records were you keeping all these years well everything is in order all right my diary hello a typical day is not just the knowledge is religious Akpom through nine Manzo times and I even know which kind of stopped not sometimes I even record the wind direction and the temperature that day and this is been going on since nineteen fifty two when I first started to keep divers so you're eighty two years old what's next can you clock another million miles is that possible yeah it's live today a hundred it would be just another another million yeah you've done the math you think you can make another million or not to I don't care okay Mont montages is still decreasing each year so on March do between five and six thousand average for the rest of my last night a and that would be another million so Russ you're now kind of a celebrity with all this attention to the million miles you've written on your bicycle isn't that the point where people recognize you on the street yet ten times today and I don't know and we're walking across Germany but even a tough to shoot how does that feel Russ mental speaking with us from his home in Aldershot in Hampshire in the U. K. I just completed a million miles on his bicycle congradulations Rawson thanks for speaking with us thank you very much good check out photos of rust mantle reaching his million mile milestone at the world dot org and now let's take a much different turn here's the world Serra burn down on the black market rhino horn can be worth more than gold it's no wonder then that illegal trade is thriving and it's driving rhinos to near extinction policy makers have discussed harsher penalties and also legalizing the trade so it can be regulated and now there's a new theory flood the market with lots of fake rhino horns so the price drops putting the poachers out of business but how do you get a convincing fake that's where his wallet just Fritz bull rock at Oxford university comes in the rhino horn is nothing special the tuft of head nose hair well rob and his team together with a group of scientists and Shanghai have come up with the recipe for a fake if you take the hair from the nearest relative which is holes and bundle that together you get something that is very very similar to the right say flooding the market with fake horns won't work for one thing it could just drive people to go to greater lengths to get the originals they say that the best prevention is educating consumers not to buy the horns in the first place but Paul Roth says it doesn't have to be one or the other we don't have enough time the writers really are being hammered out there in the wide so I think we should use all possible avenues that we have for the world.
"rhino horn" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Jays Noah Syndergaard Zack Wheeler Jason Vargas and and windy as all rumored to possibly be on the block from training camp today jets practice already done the giants have the day off sport to fifteen forty five around the clock markedet ten ten wins sports wins news time eleven seventeen something unusual in Las Vegas and it's not of the gaming tables it's happening outside where huge swarms of grasshoppers are showing up even tracked on National Weather Service radar may pose no threat don't bite or carry disease about the mass migration is still annoying locals who've been told those switch off all true violet lights outdoors and opt instead for amber or low UV replacements to ward off the bogs until they continue their migration elsewhere why did they appear scientists blame an unusually wet spring may call for customs authorities in Vietnam a state run news agency reports they confiscated fifty five hunks of rhino horn hidden inside plaster blocks they've been labeled as non taxable material to try to avoid any checks of the handle airport officials estimate the one hundred twenty five kilos of porn could have brought in four million dollars from people who believe they have medicinal power scientists say the horns are made of Khariton the same substance in human hair and nails when news time eleven eighteen new warnings about hot cars claiming lives this time in Texas in the truest sense of the term Vinnie has six pound toy Pomeranian was to support animal wherever I went that dog was by my side to Brooke king who suffers anxiety and depression is kind of my world she trusted Vinnie to the care of a professional trainer then came the phone call hello world discouraged VT and two other dogs had been left in the trainer's car the police say a sensor designed to send an alert if the car got too hot didn't work and all three died now the trainer cherry Taylor may.
Vietnam confiscates smuggled rhino horns worth $4 million
"May call for customs authorities in Vietnam a state run news agency reports they confiscated fifty five hunks of rhino horn hidden inside plaster blocks they've been labeled as non taxable material to try to avoid any checks of the handle airport officials estimate the one hundred twenty five kilos of porn could have brought in four million dollars from people who believe they have medicinal power scientists say the horns are made of Khariton the same substance in human hair and nails
"rhino horn" Discussed on See What Happens
"Feel weird about like some parts. I Love Asia and I love South Korea. We had incredible time but I think like they gotta culturally. Stop people from like hey no more ape Paul you know in your tincture. You know whatever whatever the hell that is. They're just tell them it is but don't really get the stuff you know. It's a bit much. You know the Rhino Horn you know they gotta cut that shit out now. There's no more rhino horn you know soup or whatever the hell they make with it. You know it's about eight left. They got one in zoo last year the most oppressive in Paris what in a zoo they kill the rhino when zoo the rhino finally like well. You know it's not the wild but at least you know here I am. I'm safe. I'm in the zoo. I can hear other animals. It's like being out there date. Bring my food who he's motherfuckers Laura. How am I hear I mean I know it's the most horrible thing oh but going back to eating strange things? I do like that Eskimo way this good yeah. I can't talk but you had not had that yet. Jamie no I don't I never heard of Mexico City in Mexico City and larvae. I live near a lot of Eskimos shoot San score from way down deep three anyways larva so <hes> guys so we're you're about to embark. We're doing doing another rewrite on season three. Yes what the Hell's going on yup well a lot yeah yes. It's going to be fun <hes> Rob. We're making some <hes> challenges genres. I'm super excited because I feel like I don't know rob used to say and I hope this is attributed to you but Robbie's to say writing is rewriting is writing and this is the most fun I've overhead writing because I feel like I'm quoting hemingway are you. Hemingway wrote a letter to a friend and there was an eleven page letter and he said I'm sorry the letter so long I just didn't have enough time <hes> writings eating those rewriting every writing writing so yeah I mean it. Is You know the thing is you don't think well I can't get any better. What am I know you gotTA? Just keep working at the idea that you start with anything and you know exactly what you're going. That's not really the creative processes. You know you kind of having a deal where you'd like to get doing this happens after a while something hits you just like you know. I don't know where it comes from or whatever it is but it seems like you seeing the scenes happening and you just writing it down. That's really fun. You know you're right. You're Sarah raid again again. I wish I could say credit for that. Use this smart hope I don't end the same as hemingway on that he himself right after he said what Jesus good everything everything was so nice. Everything was going so good yeah so what else what else well. I'm going to Vegas driving you. Were going to come with me Jaime. I was the we got. We gotta wear you have to work yeah. I'm GonNa Miss It. I I was very excited. I felt like if I went with you. I would be having fun and I feel like we have to work and we got a bit of a deadline earlier so we're we're GONNA Newark. Are you excited. They're responsible people. You know I am excited about <hes> not the drive out there but like I there's a because we shot real rob season two out there at south point and like the <hes> it was amazing bowling being alley like fifteen restaurants or whatever maybe nine one. There's horses there. Yeah what so your horse arena in the back yes but here's the thing I always walked by this restaurant. That looked like it's one of those like look like fast.
"rhino horn" Discussed on Science for the People
"But it's really important to understand. If you want to understand how trade works and a lot of your book focuses specifically, you talk a lot about elephants. But a lot of the book actually focuses on rhino's which are killed for their horns. And I think I actually didn't know you do not have to kill a rhino to get its horn. You can just saw it off. And it'll grow back. So there are people out there that are actually ranching rhinos to soft their horns in the rhinos just getting up and walking away. So if you can get horn without killing the rhino, why are people still killing rhino's stash? I really wish he would just ranch the horn and be happy with that on those even a start up in Seattle. For example, that's trying to three d prints genetically identical. Rhino horn, the problem with ranching rhinos or three D printing. Rhino horn is that many medicine users and men like the one I interviewed who are using rhino horn for hangovers things, they actually specifically want products from wild animals, they see those animals as having a particular essence and a strength and naturalness in cleanness a healthiness. That comes from living in the wild not living in captivity not being synthesized in eleven Seattle. It's to the point that some rhino horn users in Vietnam, for example, will demand or pay more for a horn that is a quote, unquote, wet horn. That means there's parts of flesh still attached to the horn because they don't want rhino that rhino horn that was trimmed off some docile animal living on a ranch in South Africa. They want the real deal for the wild. And the other reason poaching is continuing so much is because there's just lots and lots of very poor people living around parks and reserves in ranches in Africa who are going to do anything. They can to make a buck. And it's not just a book. It's a lot of books. People pay through the nose for the stuff. One of the things in your book that really floored me was that some poachers are actually disguising elephant ivory as mammoth. I've. -very because it is actually let like less expensive the mammoth ivory is actually like less in demand. Yeah. Really interesting, right. One to China. This was a really big deal. They banned all ivory at the beginning of this year. So January twenty eighteen that means it's just it's a legal to sell any ivory now in China, which is a huge deal because China is the epicenter of demand for ivory right now. However, they did not ban mammoth ivory. So it's pretty easy to pass elephant ivory off as mammoth ivory. So that's one way that illegal trade of ivory can can continue and mandatory also isn't really a great solution. Because there are mammoth ivory hunters in Siberia, for example, who are just completely wrecking the environment because they have to basically get a really powerful hose and blow open the tundra with. Water jets to find eyebrows cheese there, of course, these mammals that they are looking for the ivory. They they are extinct. They are indeed exchange. It's not like farming the option exactly I mean. Yeah. It's a shame. Now, you did a ton of travel for this book. You talk to many people on many sides of this issue did writing this book change anything about what you think about poaching. Gosh. It's great question. I hate to be a giant bummer here in like get people down because it's not all doom and gloom. But I think I am a little bit more pessimistic coming out of this book project than I was when I began just because I I understand more clearly how large of an obstacle. We have to overcome to stop this this trade that doesn't mean we can't overcome it. We've definitely can. But just like, wow. I've got some work to do. And one of the things that made me realize that is just the absolute impunity with which this trade is carried out in places like Vietnam. So that rhino horn user, I mentioned at the in Hanoi. I actually met home in a very crowded restaurants trendy full of Vietnamese clients and tourists and he brought his rhino horn along to dinner, and he took it out in the middle dinner..
"rhino horn" Discussed on Science for the People
"Can afford this very expensive substance, and it's a legal. So that means I can even float the law. Look at me. What's funny is I interviewed a rhino horn user in Vietnam, and he fit that description in every way. But when I asked him, oh, does it work for treating your hangar? Verse said, no. Of course, it doesn't. Work. I know it doesn't work. But I'm he basically said I'm doing it to be cool. So he knew that it didn't actually work yet. He continued to do it just for the image gains. And what I found was interesting was that in the United States attitudes toward wildlife products and not just the US, but also Europe and Canada attitudes toward wildlife products. Have changed really vary drastically from even sixty years ago. You know nowadays, for example, most people would not be caught dead wearing ivory jewelry. It's a very different attitude. Do you know what changed our attitudes towards wildlife products? Yes. Good question. The largely western mentality of on animal, welfare and advocacy did develop fifty sixty years ago, and it was largely abled bible. First of all people have enough money and bandwidth in their lives to care, so Tom ho the Vienna. Amis hunter I mentioned just he can't afford to care about animals right now. He's just trying to get by and make a living. He he can only care about is immediate family. He doesn't have the energy to extend animals right now that makes sense to me. And the other thing that fueled this in the west, especially is new scientific studies in understanding about the depth of intelligence of feeling many animals possess kind of understanding more about about them. Yes. Exactly. Exactly. And the other thing about Asian perceptions of animals, there's a really strong rooted, cultural belief in places like China, Vietnam, the animals are basically put on the planet to serve people. They're there for us to exploit to us how it will benefit ourselves suit. You mentioned that we kind of had this as we are standard of living went up, and as we kind of began to see animals, as you know, feeling creatures that changed our. Our values toward poaching. Does that also work in countries where poaching is practice? Yeah. Definitely. I mean, many many of the people interviewed for this book are devoted residents of these countries on some of the leading efforts to combat legal wildlife trade in Vietnam are being led by grassroots Vietnamese organizations. Likewise kenya. For example, made the decision on its own in. I believe it was nineteen Seventy-nine around that time to ban all hunting, including trophy hunting in its country because they said, no we want our wildlife alive. So it's not just western many of these things are carried about out by devoted passionate individuals in the places where poaching is taking place. But there are still these people who, you know, use rhino horn. Even though it doesn't work because they think it's cool. What works to change minds. There is are there programs or ideas that we? We know work. This is such a complex question, and it's really the million dollar question because there is a slogan that group called wildaid has its win the demand stops the killing will to. And that's really true. The reason there is poaching is because there is a market for the animals that are being poached. If people stop buying them people would stop poaching. How to do that though is really really tricky because as you touched on before illegal wildlife trade is this on amidst contraband industry doesn't one thing. There is people who wanted for jewelry. There's people who wanna for medicine people who wanted to show off people who wanna eat wild meat all sorts of things. So you need different demand reduction campaigns targeting these different user groups, depending on what will work for them. And that really requires a lot of research and also not imposing our cultural views that we immediately assume might work. So one thing that we know does. Is not work. For example, is putting up a big cuddly poster of a rhino insane. Like, please don't hurt me. That's just not going to resonate with people like the rhino, horn user, I interviewed in Hanoi. There has been efforts underway in China and Vietnam to reduce demand on the issue with a lot of these campaigns is there's no baseline data. So you start a campaign not really knowing where things stand in seems like things changed, but it's hard to really compare. How it changed from before? Because you don't know how it was before..
Child injured after falling into rhino exhibit at Florida zoo
"The encounter, a two year old girl was pulled from the rhinoceros exhibit at the zoo in Melbourne where she fell in the extent of the injuries, not known, but the zoos executive director does not believe the rhino's horn touch the child the girl somehow fell through steel poles that stand between guests during demonstrations, not only is the girl getting treatment at a hospital in Orlando. So is the mother who hurt her arm? The zoo says it's the first time anything like this has happened since they started so-called hands on experiences with the animals a decade ago. Ken Duffy, Fox News, garbage and human waste or becoming problems at national parks because of the partial
"rhino horn" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"Of course, there were the off the field transgressions before the season started Meyer was suspended heading into the season. So it has not been. Rosie season altogether. But it was yesterday as they won the Rose Bowl. And if you believe him he's done, I don't believe him. But we'll see five twelve now on WBZ back in the news center on a Wednesday morning. Here's John stove league. Police are trying to figure out who fired a shot that hit a woman during a new year celebration in the downtown area. The twenty two year old UNC Chapel Hill student hospitalized with injuries. They say are not life threatening. They say the shot was fired in the air and the bullet came down and hitter. Preliminary numbers indicate homicides in Chicago in two thousand eighteen fell by about one hundred last year compared to two thousand seventeen the total again eclipses the number of homicides in Los Angeles and New York City combined police in Chicago reporting five hundred sixty one homicides last year a two year old girls hospitalized after being hurt. New Year's day when she fell into the rhinoceros rhinoceros exhibited a Florida zoo. Zule officials don't believe the rhino's horn touch the child US customs and border protection explaining why decision was made. To fire tear-gas into Tijuana, Mexico early Tuesday officials here the gas was fine to repel about one hundred fifty illegal immigrants trying to breach the border. WBZ traffic, here's Nikki waylay. I'll bring conditions this morning now the roadways. They're just a little bit damp. Not really slick, and there are some areas of patchy fog to be aware of Forty-five is moving smoothly this morning. So is seventy seven from Pineville all the way up the huntersville at eighty-five from.
China postpones on allowing tiger bone, rhino horn trading
"Restrictions on the use of tiger bone and rhino horn in medicine last month. The Chinese authorities unexpectedly announced an end to their own twenty five year ban on the use of tiger bone and rhino horn. Those animal parts, it was said could be used under special circumstances, including medical research. Wildlife advocates were furious arguing that any easing of China's ban would be disastrous for the world's endangered tiger rhinoceros populations. Many Chinese citizens appear to agree and then a rare reversal of a Chinese government decision. The lifting of the ban was postponed. And a further crackdown on the illegal trade in animal. Parts will be implemented. BBC Celia Hatton official figures show
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
"rhino horn" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Well no mosca it is the savage nation as we drift into the waning moments of the program and many of you get ready for normal things turn the radio off turned televisions off you go home to a family have dinner if i were on the senate committee grilling zuckerberg and it was a real hearing the first question i would say is mr zuckerberg senator savage the first question i'd like to ask you is how come you're not testifying on their oath the second question mr zuckerberg is that we're reading it body parts from threaten wildlife is widely sold on your platform facebook that you permitting advertisements for wellknown groups that are selling body parts of threatened animals including elephant ivory rhino horn and tiger teeth and before you answer mr zuckerberg we can bring in another cushion few the first one doesn't lift you up high enough to make you look dominant enough but we found a secret complaint filed with the security has change commission from wildlife preservation advocates alleged facebook's failure to stop illicit traders using service for legal activity is actually violating the social networks responsibilities publicly traded company and hold off mr zuckerberg i am not dianne feinstein so i'll continue on my questioning there is a complaint that was provided to the associated press that was initially filed in august on behalf of an undercover and forment representing the national whistle blower center a nonprofit legal advocacy group and the informant who recorded video a face to face meetings with wildlife traffickers setup over facebook has been kept confidential out of safety concerns mr zuckerberg hold on don't open up yet just be quiet we'll get you another cushion one another water in a water sprite something to keep you hydrated the sec declined to comment on monday on whether the whistle blower complaint triggered an investigation of facebook so mr zuckerberg claim that you're out for the good of the world and the good of the public and you want to bring everyone together even though you're not under oath can you tell us not under oath why you are displaying advertisements for well known american corporations operated by overseas wildlife trackers illegally selling body parts of elephant ivory rhino horn and tiger teeth mr zuckerberg please i'll take your answer right now not under oath you're not hearing that you.
Facebook showing ads promoting sale of body parts from threatened wildlife, complaint says
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"rhino horn" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"The attack show the poachers but they had their rhino horns sawed off yeah those who were killed and left for dead so that the poachers could get their rhino horns so there it is michael savage calling for the death penalty for poachers but this would be a really difficult sit down for michael savage because he has met with the president and maralago a few times imagine if his two sons were there donald junior and eric who a big game hunters he described hunters of big game animals as being psychopaths i am telling you right now hunt is a big game are psychopaths don't believe the big lie that they're doing it to protect the species they're psychopaths and i would never go that far but i can't stand especially when you look at the poachers and what i what i think is important is in this discussion and this new panel that the president has this conservation panel which is the irony of it all it's called the conservation panel that apparently it's only hunters in this group and not really anybody on the wildlife side and i think if you're going to have an honest discussion about things you gotta have all sides michael savage i mean who who's closer to the president in many ways he's made a guest to the president itamar largo he's a guy who spends a good deal of his program from time to time talking about how these animals are on the verge of extinction because of poachers and others you actually michael savage could be interesting because you know what's weird what i saw on the in the lead of this panel the members on this panel actually picked in it's called the international wildlife conservation council which sort of the irony of the name of it all but members that were picked and the person who was picked as the chairperson was a former democratic congressman and as a guy by the name of bill brewster and on the surface you say oh well that's interesting the democrats and republicans but then you look at the background of bill brewster and he got he's one of the few democrats that got the nra big seal of approval as a hunter who notes that he has hunted and all fifty states so i think if you're going to have a discussion you've gotta have all sides at least involved in in the.
"rhino horn" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"The other day about the loss of the last male northern white rhino n a sanctuary in kenya guarded by many soldiers there with automatic weapons protecting them from the many poachers who then sell the rhino horns in asia where it's considered an aphrodisiac by the way i'm glad that this rhino the forty five year old rhino named sudan had been so beautifully protected that's kind of incredible in this part of the world i thought that was beautiful and the ways handlers really loved him and you could just see the concern they had for him well michael savage commented on rhino harm i would give capital punishment i'd hang them in public anyone in china or anywhere else it comes back here i hang them anyone who uses rhino horn for effort these year i hang them and then who would want rhino horn for africa i mean i know you sandra says the rhino horn and a use it like a form of viagra well you know it's funny you know i you know i just came back from middle east north africa for a few weeks ago and i remember i was at a store and looking at something and i thought this is so beautiful it was this white box white box beautiful and they're like oh yes that's elephant and i said no thanks elephant tusk i was like forget it i'm not interested anymore and i so disgusted i think i may be incorrect but you know many of the bodega is now particularly in the tougher initiating neighborhood owned by yemenite and yemenite of famous for carrying around the the knife with the rhino handle yes yes and so that's made specifically from tusk of the rhino switch and by the way saw i saw a camel bones to i saw this table that i liked ozal this is beautiful you know me i this is a gorgeous campbell bones i was like forget it i don't want pictures of thank you who did survive.
World's last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, dies
"Resume military exercises on the first of april there have been speculation the maneuvers would be scaled back to avoid jeopardizing peace talks from so here's laura bicker the military exercises involving hundreds of thousands of troops are held every spring in south korea and the usually inflamed pyongyang state media in north korea have described them in the past as preparation for war the exercises were respond this year during the winter olympic games in an effort to keep the dialogue with north going a spokesman for the pentagon said that the combined exercises our defense orientated and there's no reason for north korea to them as a provocation world news from the bbc norway's justice minister sylvie list hug has announced her resignation after emotion of no confidence was table again tabled against her her decision eases the pressure on the minority government which was in danger of collapsing ms list how count accused the labor opposition of putting the rights of terrorists above national security this angered the party because nearly seventy vince young activists were killed by right wing fanatic the weinstein company which has filed for bankruptcy has an answer it's releasing any victims of harvey weinstein's alleged misconduct from any nondisclosure agreements that had prevented them from speaking out the attorney general of new york has described it as a watershed moment the world's last male northern white rhinos died in kenya bringing the sub subspecies to the very brink of extinction the fortyfiveyearold rhino named through dan was in poor health and was put down on monday unless aletha does the story the northern white rhino has been poached almost out of existence the demand for rhino horn wiped out thousands of the subspecies across central africa in the nineteen seventies and eighties and they were considered extinct in the wild ten years ago now there are only two left and they're both females the daughter and the granddaughter of sudan scientists and conservationists tried everything to get the forty five year old male to mate they even posted an advert on tinder as part of a publicity campaign the only future for northern white rhinos now lies in ivf technology that's never been tried before harvesting eggs.
Last male white rhino dies after health complications
"Resume military exercises on the first of april there have been speculation the maneuvers would be scaled back to avoid jeopardizing peace talks from so here's laura bicker the military exercises involving hundreds of thousands of troops are held every spring in south korea and the usually inflamed pyongyang state media in north korea have described them in the past as preparation for war the exercises were postponed this year during the winter olympic games in an effort to keep the dialogue with north going a spokesman for the pentagon said that the combined exercises our defense orientated and there's no reason for north korea to view them as a provocation world news from the bbc norway's justice minister sylvie list hug has announced her resignation after a motion of noconfidence was tabled again tabled against her her decision eases the pressure on the minority government which was in danger of collapsing ms list how cues the labor opposition of putting the rights of terrorists above national security this angered the party because nearly seventy it's young activists were killed by right wing fanatic the weinstein company which has filed for bankruptcy has an uncertain releasing any victims of harvey weinstein's alleged misconduct from any nondisclosure agreements that had prevented them from speaking out the attorney general of new york has described it as watershed moment the world's last male northern white rhinos died in kenya bringing the sub species to the very brink of extinction the fortyfiveyearold rhino named sudan was in poor health and was put down and monday alastair lethal does the story the northern white rhino has been poached almost out of existence the demand for rhino horn wiped out thousands of the subspecies across central africa in the nineteen seventies and eighties and they were considered extinct in the wild ten years ago now there are only two left and they're both females the daughter and the granddaughter of sudan scientists and conservationists tried everything to get the forty five year old male to mate they even posted an advert on tinder as part of a publicity campaign the only future for northern white rhinos now lies in ivf technology that's never been tried before harvesting eggs and using southern white rhino surrogate city councillors in paris will today any table emotion to shut down what has been described as the french capital's first sex doll brothel clients visiting ex dolls pay around one hundred and ten dollars to spend an hour with one of.
"rhino horn" Discussed on WDRC
"It's so many stories today uh us investigator of ivory and rhino horn trade killed in kenya is a good man a very fine man as been bradley martin to kenya based american conservationist who has been investigating the elephant ivory and rhino horn trays over many decades to try to protect the threat the species was found stabbed to death in his nairobi home according to kenyan thir authorities today it's a violent story it's a it's a shocking story the man is eight a pioneer and inspired man tried to stop the illegal wildlife trade and uh he was found stabbed to death in his house in kenya they should trouble all of us i don't know if you know this but whether it is current or um exspecial forces many of these men some of the toughest than best and bravest we've ever seen in this country have been on patrol against these poachers for years in these african nations to protect the wildlife if any of you who are listening to the show have been in the antipoaching a world i'd like you to call the show today or tomorrow and explain exactly what you're facing over there and and explained to the american people how well organized and well armed the killers of these elephants and other noble creatures are they are actually shooting entire herds of elephants from helicopters provided by the government with machineguns you heard.
"rhino horn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The illegal ivory and rhino horn trade that threatens the two species with extinction rally martin was 75 his research had been instrumental in china's decision to ban the rhino horn traded 1993 and the ivory trade this year i'm nor rahm npr news in washington i'm richard hake on wnyc in new york a new york to miami amtrak passenger train hit a parked freight train in south carolina killing two people and injuring more than one hundred this this weekend the news did not deter though some travellers waiting for trains in new york nineteen year old alexander kirnan from sohmor is new york was at penn station after the crash i'm canada's just thinking about the journey ahead like i've actually never taken an amtrak train and never even been to penn station i'm kind of this anticipating trusting the process in spite of the news that sinn going on authorities say a thrown switch sent the train hurtling down a sidetracking may see a key part of the investigation will be why the switch was set in an incorrect position yesterday's crash was the third deadly wreck involving amtrak in less than two months activists are slamming the horse carriage industry after a horse took off near central park yesterday sending three passengers to the hospital wnyc's kotla sean kalsan has more police say a pedestrian spooked the horror says it waited at a stoplight causing it to run into three cars before stopping yorkers for clean liveable and safe streets released a statement after the incident executive director a d to burn krant called the city's rules on horse carriages antiquated saying they quote endanger anyone who visits lives or works in new york city the animal rights group has advocated for years to improve conditions for carriage horses a spokesperson for the carriage industry said horsedrawn carriages are the safest form of vehicles in midtown manhattan in terms of collisions per mile travelled a new jersey senate committee is set to hear arguments over a rescue package for the state's nuclear power plants the proposed rate pair finance legislation also calls for clean energy initiatives the democratled senate committee is expected vote to advance the bill the hearing comes after a bailout legislation dating from former governor chris christie is administration was changed last month reflect governor phil murphy's requests for.
"rhino horn" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"But other times they are taking more than the horn after drugging the animal or the destrade up killing the end so what what kind of efforts can be established to prevent poaching or at least discourage it while we touched on some of the legal efforts so it's it's currently illegal for rhino horn sales to take place between countries but interestingly enough it's not illegal in south africa not anymore so in april of this year south african courts ruled added sales of rhino horns could take place provided the seller had a permit in with these permitted cases were generally talking breeding farms on the horns in these cases are remove painlessly inhumanely the leading a rhino farmer a john hume according to bbc news he believes that that such a legal in open trade is is going to be beneficial because as the trade because the trade first of all can raise money that can help us preserve the species and he also thinks of these open legal sales will drive down the price of illicit horn and reduced poaching now critics say that this practice will only increase the demand for for the horn perhaps even normalize it plus if you have a legitimate trade taking place than that can provide cover for illegitimate dread trade it take place you know right so if you're if you're trying to create a stigma around the sale of rhino horns even if you've been failing it's going to be even harder to establish that stigma if you're also selling legit horns next door will yeah and also like let's say that you're you're traveling on a south africa in some unofficial opens your bag and it has rhino horns in it right and they say what's this and you go these are legal rhino horns i have a permit uh in navy you have a fake permit like permits exist you have a leg up on deceiving the system but if there is no such thing as a legal up a you know a legal sale of rhino horns then there's no way you could pass that off just to put it in very simple terms.
"rhino horn" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"I do i only remember tim curry from them that and the soundtrack i of the soundtrack is wonderful tangerine trained soundtrack on that one uh the item it's a film where the the visuals in the the sound stick with me but i'm not really sure i remember the plot at all but yeah at any rate alaska theory on the empty killer allows move theory ahmad sibera buracam is an interesting case it ties in with all the stuff we've been talking about because there is a recent study in the american journal of applied sciences the place the beast in modern day catholic stan a mere twenty nine thousand years ago while previous estimates placed it outside the two hundred thousand year run of human history okay so that means we could have been interacting ride in this supports an argument did myths of the western unicorn in even the other is eastern uh uh beast such as the chinese acquilla nor the japanese kirin are based on accounts of human our actions with that actual unit horned beasts now in china there's also the counter argument that the asian rhino populations once existed in greater numbers throughout ancient china and that's what these myths referring to and indeed this is based on historical writings uh uh art and even uh uh you know fossil evidence in this would have the this would have been the the northern sumatran rhino in particular now in terms of other extinct rhino species we have some some recent fairly recent additions to that list the western black rhinoceros of the substance this is a subsaharan africa species primarily was founded cameroon this was discussed declared extinct in 2011 and it may have been extinct for some five or six years that point now but there is still a black rhinoceros that exists right yes but these are stem variations of the black rhino that have blinked out for instance the southern black rhinoceros disappeared around eighteen fifty and the northeastern black rhino also went extinct up sometime in the twentieth century.
"rhino horn" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Now in terms of of other nationalities and other cultural beliefs regarding the rhino horn their various tidbits about this for starters a fourth century chinese writer whole kong believed that horns were antidote uil because the rhino eight poisonous plants and trees enabling it to conquer the poison okay so there's a slightly more in a protest scientific way of thinking about it not yet not quite fully rigorous but you can you can see the the chain of cause and effect to going on yeah it's not just hey it's magic uh the there's in an attempt to understand what could be underlying this presumed effect now in terms of all the various medicinal qualities alleged medicinal qualities of the of the rhino horn this is pretty common in the traditional medicine systems of malaysia south korea india and of course china so so you've got it in chinese traditional medicine what did they think it did while the idea was he could take shaved or powdered horn and it could be boiled in water to treat fever rheumatism gal in various other conditions a 16th century it's a ming dynasty chinese pharmacist in just general polymath this guy was really amazing lee she gene wrote the that it could even cure snake bites hallucinations typhoid headaches carbon calls vomiting food poisoning and devil possession hull great now the interesting thing is that you'll find various sources out there they're that say you know i'm rather scandalously oh well you know we have all these from rhino poaching because people in asia use it as an aphrodisiac which.
"rhino horn" Discussed on Here & Now
"All he needs to do is flood the market with his legally harvested horn in drive down the price if we dump five or six tons of rhino on in vietnam every year would it increase the perching likuya national park he says no that it would decrease poaching but conservationists worry the local sale would undermine the decades old ban on the international trade in rhino horn many in asia believed rhino horn cures a range of ailments from headaches to infertility it's also a status symbol like diamonds and gold in morning duplicity the ceo of the world wild fund for nature in south africa says there's no domestic demand for rhino horn and he worries it'll go onto the international market you've got to be a speculate the or somebody with with intentions to do something it you're not allowed to do like smuggled of worn out of south africa to vietnam and china which even john hume admits has happened with horn he sold the near certainty that some horn will slip under the radar has conservationists and the government concerned that it makes regulation even more difficult the government has not yet granted any permits to wouldbe buyers and the environment minister has expressed her frustration with the auctions website it can be translated into chinese and vietnamese for npr news i'm peter graenitz in pretoria sell a controversy that wildlife conservationists are keeping an eye on while morning one of their superstars according to officials in tanzania wayne later the founder of the antipoaching pans foundation within a taxi in dire salon when his car was stopped the door opened he was shot to death possibly an assassination by poachers.
"rhino horn" Discussed on AP News
"Jared kushner's public denial trucker denies knowing migrants inside i'm jackie quinn with an a p news minute white house senior adviser jared kushner did not collude with russia nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so kushner was questioned for our hours by congressional investigators into his contacts with russian officials he addressed reporters outside the white house more questioning tomorrow the driver of the tractortrailer packed with migrants will remain in jail a judge told james bradley he could face the death penalty if convicted in the deaths of ten people bradley told police he did not know the trailer had people inside china's released a u s student dour shirley smith report an american university student is free following a weeklong detention in china and as mothers says we are very very happy that three mclane was taken into custody for allegedly entering a taxi driver who was roughing her up i'm jackie quinn apparently has been reunited with a purple heart from world war two that was awarded to a loved one ap julie walk reports the metal belong to an army staff sergeant who was once a pow nyak american legion commander anthony del rag no couldn't believe it when someone gave him a purple heart that was found in the gutter it really hit home in struck a nerve within the guise of a my post inscription on their purple heart red bj mcnamara but with thousands of mcnamara's and dozens of bjs they needed help from senator schumer's office to track down the daughter kathy byron my dad was a very quiet humble man and having medals given back to us this great she says it was lost by kids playing with it at a family party in the '60s julie walker new york south africa moving ahead with graft regulations for domestic trade in rhino horns the new rule would require permits for possession earlier this year south africa's constitutional court rejected a government appeal to preserve a two thousand and nine ban on the domestic trade in the homes of rhinos which had been poached in record numbers in the past decade rhino breeders say regulated trade would.
"rhino horn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The ultimate source of wildlifeprotection that can mention i international trade in endangered species are sitea recently met in south africa rhinos have had the highest level of fight is protection since 1973 seven when trade with completely prohibited this year the kingdom of swaziland petition to legalize the sale of humanely harvested aren't site is delicate it's declined to pass the new rule hearing that illegal horn from poached animals could be laundered end with sustainably harvested horn but pelham jones from the private rhino owners association says the reina dna database would make that impossible because every home before inches of trade market has to go through the normal process of verification knows dna it sector certain simplistic terms if you noted chicken farmer you cannot be bringing chicken to the market so can illegal horn into the market on the southern african saad research note counter who was the traceability via wire dna dna technology is also being used to create sin fetig rhino horn a biotech company in seattle washington make synthetic horn which they hope to sell at a lower price than real horn and put poachers out of business but cindy harper from the dna lab says the synthetic corn is virtually indistinguishable from the real horn so she believes that the bad idea he come anthony that's current he really at the top of that drive is wanting to put dna into the actual since eighty corn and that is something i simply don't understand i don't see any other synthetic products such as the for old meat or anything else having the actual animals dni pudding to it the only reason i can think of doing that these to try and make it impossible for law enforcement to differentiate at harper says law enforcement agents already have their work cut out for them she estimates that just one percent of seized rhino horn samples actually come back to her ladder to get matched up on the database that is next step in the prices making sure that beekeeping these see samples back and to be able to look at the whole movement of these hoon's globally the criminals are organized we need to make sure that everybody else who's fighting those criminals are equally organized harbours lab is working hard to register all of africa's rhinos but there's a long way to go go and it's a.
Dinosaur Horns Versus Plates
"Intray seared taps horns of very different you'll horan some trace air tops are made of bone improperly girl like foreign son other animals like rhino horns short antlers or bulls any and more has horns today let's take a stores plants are like phone will lead the life bone but they're more like scales i'm like this scale sauna alligator deaths humans don't have scales kind of thing i think nails or collect scales maybe the pledge girl like fingernails it still low