Devils in the Details

There are certain times our voices matter immensely. This is one.  Please take a few minutes to send an email to: mboshoff@environment.gov.za

Comments MUST be subitted by MARCH 10th!help-me

Edna Molewa, South Africa DEA, has announced her intentions of allowing legal trade of rhino horn. As days go by, more dirty details arise, exposing the corruption at the heart of this political fiasco. There seemingly will be NO restriction on the amount of horn able to be traded!

Latest dirty laundry of horn trade: Bombshell hidden in draft rhino regulations 

“The concern of the international community is that while rhino horn prices have dropped by 50% in the last few years in Vietnam due to massive public education efforts, this will confuse the message, greatly expand the consumer base and facilitate laundering, making poaching even worse. Exactly what happened when ivory trade was re-opened in China.” -Peter Knights, WildAid

If you’re reading this, please take a couple of minutes to send an email! (Keep them simple, factual and please no profanity or too much emotion.)

 

For details: Drafted regulations on proposed horn trade

 

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10 thoughts on “Devils in the Details

  1. Edward Fowles

    E-mail sent to the Minister and DEA today

  2. Rolf Rompelman

    I have sent an email as requested.

    I hope it will aadd to the many voices raised in this regards

    Rolf Rompelman

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  3. Anna-Marja Valtonen

    Dear Tisha! Could you please give a short example what to write? I would like to send that e-mail, but it´s a little bit difficult for me to form sentences in english in case of like this. Also it could help me to spread this message to my friends.

    • Absolutely Anna-Marja!

      To: Ms Magdel Boshoff, Ms. Edna Molewa, and other concerned parties,

      I am deeply concerned with the motion to legally trade in rhino horn due to:

      a) the lack of restriction on the horn trade
      b) an open market will make it increasingly difficult to differentiate between “legal” and “illegal” horn
      c) the language in the draft of trade for “personal purpose” is extremely vague and lacking
      d) there is no way to track the horn to follow through on commercial vs personal use
      e) legal sales confuse horn consumers and are self-defeating to conservation education campaigns

      With all due respect, I ask that you sincerely re-consider your proposal, as the regulations outlined seem weak and vague at best. With the current state of affairs and available evidence, it seems this would be devastating the remaining rhino populations of South Africa.

      • Anna-Marja Valtonen

        Thank you so much for your help and especially for your fight against poaching! ❤ Let’s keep on working!

      • Thank you for caring Anna-Marja!

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  5. satu rainerla

    I am deeply concerned with the motion to legally trade in rhino horn due to:

    a) the lack of restriction on the horn trade
    b) an open market will make it increasingly difficult to differentiate between “legal” and “illegal” horn
    c) the language in the draft of trade for “personal purpose” is extremely vague and lacking
    d) there is no way to track the horn to follow through on commercial vs personal use
    e) legal sales confuse horn consumers and are self-defeating to conservation education campaigns

    With all due respect, I ask that you sincerely re-consider your proposal, as the regulations outlined seem weak and vague at best. With the current state of affairs and available evidence, it seems this would be devastating the remaining rhino populations of South Africa.

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