Busted! In some cases the horn along with half of the rhino’s face is cut off when the rhino is still alive, leaving it to suffer a long, slow and painful death.
Busted! Rhino horn has become a luxury item, a status symbol, an indicator of wealth, even as a “hangover cure” after excessive alcohol consumption by the affluent.
Busted! Rhino horn is made of keratin, the exact same chemical compound as our finger & toe nails. There are no medical benefits of consuming rhino horn & the use of it as a medicinal ingredient is legally prohibited in most traditional medicine practices.
Busted! Wildlife traders do use Singapore to transport illegal wildlife products into & across South East Asia. Singaporeans can help to stop the demand for rhino horn by being aware & spreading the knowledge about the rhino horn trade & the plight of rhinos.