The basics of economics tell us that a product will increase in value when its demand increases. Because of a few desperate poachers trying to persuade buyers, there are numerous consumers in Asia who are willing to spend as much as possible to get their hands on poached animal body parts. There is currently a rumor going around that ground up rhino horn can be used as a cure for cancer (“Endangered”). This is inaccurate; The main component of a rhino horn is keratin, which is also found in human hair and fingernails. Many animal parts have been a used as ingredients in Traditional Chinese Medicine for ages. Rhino horns and eyeballs are used becau...
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