A worker measures a horn of a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa. Photo: Reuters A worker measures a horn of a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
A worker measures a horn of a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa. Photo: Reuters

Few buyers for South Africa's first online auction of ‘harvested’ rhino horns

Rhino breeder harvests horns by tranquillising the animals and cutting them off – a technique he says is humane and wards off poachers

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A worker measures a horn of a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa. Photo: Reuters A worker measures a horn of a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
A worker measures a horn of a tranquillised rhino before dehorning it in an effort to deter the poaching of one of the world's endangered species, at a farm outside Klerksdorp, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
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