Why Did Not South Africa Attend The London Wildlife Summit? Answer : They Want Trade In Rhino Horns

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

“The pro-trade lobbyists, supported by the South African government, deem rhino horn trade as the Holy Grail for funding of rhino conservation. In order to achieve this, Minister Edna Molewa will apply to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 2016 to legitimise trade in rhino horn, risking severe damage to our international reputation when the bid fails, as fail it must.”

“Is South Africa so commiteed to serving the narrow self-interest of a few powerful private rhino owners that it is prepared to chance becoming isolated from the rest of the world? Considering that the Swedish and Dutch Postcode lotteries donated R232 million for rhino conservation a week ago, it is rather an embarrassing moment for all South Africans that the country was so conspicuously absent at the conference and failed to sign the London Declaration.”rhino horn 4http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2014-02-19-sas-rhinos-not-worth-the-price-of-a-ticket-to-london/#.UwV9nXmYalI

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