At the end of last year, we ran an article about a new innovation in the war against poaching of rhino out in the wild. The article featured how the Internet of Things (IoT) and zebras can be used to protect rhinos.
In that article we talked about how silly it is kill a rhino for its horns. Well, it is actually really stupid when you think about it. Rhino, the entire of it, is killed for (drum rolls please), its horns. Not its meat, bones, skin, or hides. It’s horn for crying out loud.
What’s so special about Rhino’s horn? Nothing, it’s as useless as a cut fingernail
The biggest market for rhino’s horns is China. Where it is sold by unscrupulous businessmen for its ‘medicinal value.’ However, let us stop and investigate just exactly makes up this rhinoceros horns.
Well, they are made up of keratin. The same protein substance that makes up the human nails on your fingers and toes. That is to say, a rhino’s horn is as good as a human nail. So you wonder why these ‘businessmen’ have to take …read more