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Mules Hunting Rhinos? Sinister Scam Unfolds in South Africa

June 22nd, 2011 | by Rhishja Cota-Larson

Thanks to trophy hunt loopholes in South Africa, rhino horn smugglers have found a way to acquire their contraband legally. As part of the sinister organized crime network that is controlling the illegal rhino horn trade, these "mules" (often women) are actually using "hunting safaris" as a front for running rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam

Rhino Poachers Go High-Tech, Rhino Kills Increase 2000%

September 26th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

Fed by demand from growing markets in Asia, poaching of rhino horns in Africa has dramatically increased in the last three years, according to a recent article, as well-organized groups have started using high-tech equipment--including helicopters--to track and kill the endangered animals

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