Rhino

EMS Foundation, BAT and Animal Law Reform objections to draft regulations on rhino horn trade

The EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading submitted detailed comments on 10 March 2017 on “DEA Notice 74 of 2017 On Draft Regulations for the Domestic Trade in Rhinoceros Horn, or Part, Product or Derivative of Rhinoceros Horn” (“2017 Draft Regulations”). Animal Law Reform South
Africa supports these submissions.

We have not re-iterated all of the concerns and comments relating to the 2017 Draft Regulations herein but wish to affirm our stance relating to these regulations insofar as they apply to the Documents.

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Appeal to President Cyril Ramaphosa for Urgent Major Actions Against the Criminal Rhino Horn Syndicates

We respectfully urge you to publicly denounce the syndicates responsible for South Africa’s rhino poaching crisis and allocate adequate resources to investigate and prosecute these criminals to the full extent of the law. By taking swift action South Africa can overcome the immense challenges threatening the continued survival of the rhino and once again save this species from the brink of extinction.

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: How South Africa’s policies are killing Africa’s wild animals

This Report tries to unpack South Africa’s role in a world where Africa’s animals are literally “Under Siege”.

We highlight an obvious pattern: legal trade in both ivory and rhino horn is part of the problem and should be prohibited, because it has been used to launder illegal ivory and rhino horn which in turn has stimulated demand. Criminals, benefitting from corrupt and inefficient administration in many parts of the world, including in South Africa and other Southern African countries, have taken full advantage. As a result of these factors many wild animals are under siege and facing extirpation.

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