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Loh i Cheng, 1994. What has the Republic of China done to curtail trade in rhino products?: pp. 7-10

In: Penzhorn, B.L. et al. Proceedings of a symposium on rhinos as game ranch animals. Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa, 9-10 September 1994: pp. i-iv, 1-242

Location: World
Subject: Trade
Species: All Rhino Species

Original text on this topic:
There was a Reuters report carried by the Cape Times last month quoting Mr Clive Walker of the SA Rhino and Elephant Foundation as saying that the sale of rhino horn has been banned for the last 18 years without any visible effect, while the number of rhinos in the country shrank drastically from 20 000 head then to 1 500 today. It is time to reconsider the ban, and come up with some other measures more effective, Mr Walker concluded.
I am not going to express an opinion on that, nor have I any intention of joining the debate on what is the best way to prevent poaching and let the number of rhinos multiply more quickly in Africa. My Government has only one purpose in mind, which is to effectively stop the use of rhino horn powder as medicine, thereby to curb the smuggling of rhino horns into Taiwan, and restore the good name of the country.

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