Skip to main content
Extinction Countdown

Extinction Countdown

News and research about endangered species from around the world

Shock as China Legalizes Medicinal Trade in Rhino Horns and Tiger Parts

In a move that shocked and horrified many conservationists, China this week opened up two legal markets for rhino horns and tiger body parts. Under China’s new rules, which overturn a 25-year-old ban, farm-raised tiger and rhino “products” can be approved for use in medical research or by accredited doctors in hospitals, despite the fact that the body parts have no known medicinal value.

November 9, 2018 — John R. Platt

Blog Index

No Wrapping Required

No Wrapping Required

Give the Gift of Science