Treating Rhino Horns To Make Them Toxic To Humans: New Images of The Procedure
The latest attempt to combat rhino poaching involves a plan that treats rhino horns with a mixture of parasiticides and pink dye. This procedure makes ingesting the horns toxic to humans and can cause vomiting, severe nausea and convulsions. In addition, the pink dye makes it much easier for authorities to track the horns. You can read about the plan in more detail HERE
Many private game reserves across South Africa are adopting this technique to fight the ever growing struggle against rhino poachers and those causing the demand for rhino horn. Heavily involved with the Rhino Rescue Project is the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and one of our partner lodges Elephant Plains Game Lodge.
They recently released these photos of the process. As the demand for rhino horn in Asia and the number of rhinos being poached continues to climb something must be done. Is this procedure the answer? We can only hope.