Rhino Horn Trade
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
EMS Foundation & BAT objections to draft regulations on rhino horn trade
The proposed regulations have come as a shock to the local and international community and the adoption of these regulations will not only turn South Africa into a pariah State but it will lose any credibility in the conservation and enforcement arena.
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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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