A rhino at John Hume’s ranch in Klerksdorp, South Africa. The breeder, who dehorns all of the 1,000 rhinos on his property, wants the trade in the animal’s horn legalised. Photos: AFP

Call to legalise rhino horn trade splits world's environmentalists

With elephant and rhino populations fast dwindling, a global debate on legalising the trade in ivory and other endangered-animal parts has divided campaigners seeking to preserve the animals, writes Melissa Twigg

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A rhino at John Hume’s ranch in Klerksdorp, South Africa. The breeder, who dehorns all of the 1,000 rhinos on his property, wants the trade in the animal’s horn legalised. Photos: AFP
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