Thai man pleads guilty to smuggling rhino horn from South Africa

Thai prostitutes were given about US$800 to fly to South Africa to stage fake hunts and pose next to rhinos killed by someone else.

A Thai man has pleaded guilty to smuggling rhino horn from South Africa, in a bizarre case in which prostitutes posed as big game hunters to conceal an international trafficking ring.

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 4:10am

WWF seeks rhino exhibit prosecution

THE World Wide Fund for Nature yesterday called on the Government to prosecute the organisers of an art exhibition for importing two rhino horns without a licence.

The group said the exhibit should not get special treatment because it was an artwork - even though it has been hailed as a statement against poaching the animals for their highly prized horns.

15 May 1995 - 12:00am

Animal trade

MORE than 200 people have been prosecuted for selling parts of endangered species during the past 12 months, said Secretary for Economic Services Gordon Siu Kwing-chue.

A programme inspected 3,300 traditional medicine shops and raided 387.

17 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Parts warning

HUNDREDS of rhino and tiger parts and medicines have been seized in the past six months as part of a crackdown on trade in endangered species. From Thursday, possession of medicines containing tiger ingredients will be allowed only with a special permit. Breaches could result in a maximum $50,000 fine and six months in jail.

23 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Rhino caught on the horns of the EU

POOR Rhino International (Holdings) Ltd. Not only does the toy maker have a weaker share market and MFN uncertainties to deal with in its initial public offering (IPO), it also has the European Union.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Education can reduce demand

I REFER to the article headlined, ''HK at hub of rhino trade'', regarding the illegal trade of rhino horns (South China Morning Post, October 21).

It saddened me to see the picture showing a dead, badly mutilated rhino.

4 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Undercover agents lift the lid on rhino horn smuggling

UNDERCOVER environmental investigators at the forefront of a campaign to stamp out the illicit trade in the endangered rhino, have shot shocking film footage of warehouses stocked with hundreds of horns.

Rebecca Chen is one of a brave duo who posed as buyers in China to infiltrate the trade.

24 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Department vows to combat rhino traders

PLANS are underway to control the illegal trade of rhino products and enforce Hong Kong's strict legislation to protect the endangered species, it was revealed yesterday.

The Agriculture and Fisheries Department vowed to investigate shops dealing in rhino products from names and addresses provided by the Environmental Investigation Agency during a two-hour meeting.

22 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Ban on rhino horns ignored

ENVIRONMENTAL activists claimed yesterday a Chinese pharmacy in Kowloon was breaking the law by offering a $68,000 rhinoceros horn for sale.

A group known as the Environmental Investigation Agency said the Ginseng USA shop on Nathan Road had the horn publicly displayed in a glass cabinet when its members entered the store yesterday.

20 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Official vows to quit over 'dictatorship'

LEE Chun-kay, the controversial player who once led a walk-out of his team during a match, has vowed to quit Hongkong hockey saying he cannot stand the ''dictatorship and hypocrisy any further''.

28 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Toy-maker Rhino planning listing

INNOVATIVE International (Holdings) is planning to spin off its toy-making subsidiary Rhino Toys Manufacturing to list on the exchange.

Sun Hung Kai International has been appointed as adviser for a listing of Rhino, which may take place by the end of this year.

10 Jun 1993 - 12:00am