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At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.

 
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At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Horns grow back like toenails so just farm rhinos. [link to www.businessinsider.com (secure)]
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Not nearly as profitable as poaching them and a rifle is a much less expensive investment than the acreage, infrastructure, and personal time required to raise a rhino considering you can only harvest the horn once.

I am surprised though that we never hear of poachers using tranquilzer darts and simply cutting off the horn.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
yep test tube those baby rhinos til you got a click going and breed extinct rhino dna w/ alive ones until you get a species pretty close to the original

then sell them so others can farm them

until horns are too common for the price ot be so high
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Not nearly as profitable as poaching them and a rifle is a much less expensive investment than the acreage, infrastructure, and personal time required to raise a rhino considering you can only harvest the horn once.

I am surprised though that we never hear of poachers using tranquiler darts and simply cutting off the horn.
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The horns regrow. Saw a nature show where the park rangers said that they have to tranquilize them every six months to trim the horns to make them less attractive to poachers.

It is the tropical asian countries that want rhino horns so they have plenty of scrap vegetation to feed a few rhinos in a pen.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
takes a long time to grow a rhino horn...
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Q: How long does it take for a rhino horn to grow back?
A: If a Rhino is dehorned without cutting into the skull, it can grow back to almost full size after three years. However, if the rhinos skull is cut into while being dehorned, it could complicate or completely compromise the re-growth of the horn.

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takes a long time to grow a rhino horn...
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$50,000 PER POUND. Well worth it.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Not nearly as profitable as poaching them and a rifle is a much less expensive investment than the acreage, infrastructure, and personal time required to raise a rhino considering you can only harvest the horn once.

I am surprised though that we never hear of poachers using tranquiler darts and simply cutting off the horn.
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The horns regrow. Saw a nature show where the park rangers said that they have to tranquilize them every six months to trim the horns to make them less attractive to poachers.

It is the tropical asian countries that want rhino horns so they have plenty of scrap vegetation to feed a few rhinos in a pen.
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Yes, they regrow but as inferred above in bold there is a form factor that makes them desirable too- the rangers could simply remove the horn every few years instead of trimming it every few months to manage its shape and size but park visitors and licensed hunters like their rhinos 'pretty' even though it puts the animals at risk.

Rhino refuges exist for those interested in preserving the species, but it takes far too long for the animal to develop a mature desirable horn let alone a regrowth to second harvest size for that to be a viable solution for the horn trade.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Not nearly as profitable as poaching them and a rifle is a much less expensive investment than the acreage, infrastructure, and personal time required to raise a rhino considering you can only harvest the horn once.

I am surprised though that we never hear of poachers using tranquiler darts and simply cutting off the horn.
 Quoting: Shiva ascendant


The horns regrow. Saw a nature show where the park rangers said that they have to tranquilize them every six months to trim the horns to make them less attractive to poachers.

It is the tropical asian countries that want rhino horns so they have plenty of scrap vegetation to feed a few rhinos in a pen.
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Yes, they regrow but as inferred above in bold there is a form factor that makes them desirable too- the rangers could simply remove the horn every few years instead of trimming it every few months to manage its shape and size but park visitors and licensed hunters like their rhinos 'pretty' even though it puts the animals at risk.

Rhino refuges exist for those interested in preserving the species, but it takes far too long for the animal to develop a mature desirable horn let alone a regrowth to second harvest size for that to be a viable solution for the horn trade.
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Asia is buying it "per pound" not for the looks. They dont want heads hanging on the wall.

3 years to "fully" regrow which means you could clip off a few pounds every year. That is a lot of cash for just penning up a few rhinos and chopping some jungle vegetation everyday for them to eat.
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They are now embedding microchips into rhino horns so the poachers can be tracked down.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Not nearly as profitable as poaching them and a rifle is a much less expensive investment than the acreage, infrastructure, and personal time required to raise a rhino considering you can only harvest the horn once.

I am surprised though that we never hear of poachers using tranquiler darts and simply cutting off the horn.
 Quoting: Shiva ascendant


The horns regrow. Saw a nature show where the park rangers said that they have to tranquilize them every six months to trim the horns to make them less attractive to poachers.

It is the tropical asian countries that want rhino horns so they have plenty of scrap vegetation to feed a few rhinos in a pen.
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Yes, they regrow but as inferred above in bold there is a form factor that makes them desirable too- the rangers could simply remove the horn every few years instead of trimming it every few months to manage its shape and size but park visitors and licensed hunters like their rhinos 'pretty' even though it puts the animals at risk.

Rhino refuges exist for those interested in preserving the species, but it takes far too long for the animal to develop a mature desirable horn let alone a regrowth to second harvest size for that to be a viable solution for the horn trade.
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Asia is buying it "per pound" not for the looks. They dont want heads hanging on the wall.

3 years to "fully" regrow which means you could clip off a few pounds every year. That is a lot of cash for just penning up a few rhinos and chopping some jungle vegetation everyday for them to eat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77586719


Not nearly as profitable as poaching them and a rifle is a much less expensive investment than the acreage, infrastructure, and personal time required to raise a rhino considering you can only harvest the horn once.

I am surprised though that we never hear of poachers using tranquiler darts and simply cutting off the horn.
 Quoting: Shiva ascendant


The horns regrow. Saw a nature show where the park rangers said that they have to tranquilize them every six months to trim the horns to make them less attractive to poachers.

It is the tropical asian countries that want rhino horns so they have plenty of scrap vegetation to feed a few rhinos in a pen.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77586719


Yes, they regrow but as inferred above in bold there is a form factor that makes them desirable too- the rangers could simply remove the horn every few years instead of trimming it every few months to manage its shape and size but park visitors and licensed hunters like their rhinos 'pretty' even though it puts the animals at risk.

Rhino refuges exist for those interested in preserving the species, but it takes far too long for the animal to develop a mature desirable horn let alone a regrowth to second harvest size for that to be a viable solution for the horn trade.
 Quoting: Shiva ascendant


Asia is buying it "per pound" not for the looks. They dont want heads hanging on the wall.

3 years to "fully" regrow which means you could clip off a few pounds every year. That is a lot of cash for just penning up a few rhinos and chopping some jungle vegetation everyday for them to eat.
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Then GMO those fuckers to have like 87 horns each. Crisper to the rescue! Da fuck else they do besides stand around and grow horns and put out brushfires? Jack shit thats what.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Just use viagra limp dicked chinks.
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Rhinos have SERIOUS anger management issues!

Good luck in trying to "farm" them.
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Rhinos have SERIOUS anger management issues!

Good luck in trying to "farm" them.
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fake news...
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you subhumans are toxic degenerates who just need to die
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Stop using life for corrupt bullshit OP
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Horns grow back like toenails so just farm rhinos. [link to www.businessinsider.com (secure)]
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Pretty sure you have to discard the rest of the animal after removing the horn.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
The more scarce they keep them drives up the value. If they sustainably did it then it wouldn't work. But if you had a secret farm and just sat on them like Debears diamonds or whatever.. that could work.
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If $50K is all he lost, he is lucky.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Asia is buying it "per pound" not for the looks. They dont want heads hanging on the wall.

3 years to "fully" regrow which means you could clip off a few pounds every year. That is a lot of cash for just penning up a few rhinos and chopping some jungle vegetation everyday for them to eat.
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That's cool. You could buy a couple of them for farming and not have to wait three years to find out if it's not for you. You could take 6 months, clip off what you got, toss the rest of the animals, and then get into Alpaca farming or something. Make a cool 100G's.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Asia is buying it "per pound" not for the looks. They dont want heads hanging on the wall.

3 years to "fully" regrow which means you could clip off a few pounds every year. That is a lot of cash for just penning up a few rhinos and chopping some jungle vegetation everyday for them to eat.
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That's cool. You could buy a couple of them for farming and not have to wait three years to find out if it's not for you. You could take 6 months, clip off what you got, toss the rest of the animals, and then get into Alpaca farming or something. Make a cool 100G's.
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They dont die when you trim their horns. LOL. It is like fingernails, they just regrow them.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
I'm going to bet ya that $50k number, if it's true at all, is like the numbers they like to quote in drug seizures- street value in grams when they've grabbed a kilo in transit. Nobody anywhere in the supply line ever sees anywhere near that much and sure as hell not some desperate poacher in the bush somewhere.
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Re: At $50,000 per pound for rhino horn, it seems profitable to just farm them locally.
Asia is buying it "per pound" not for the looks. They dont want heads hanging on the wall.

3 years to "fully" regrow which means you could clip off a few pounds every year. That is a lot of cash for just penning up a few rhinos and chopping some jungle vegetation everyday for them to eat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77586719


That's cool. You could buy a couple of them for farming and not have to wait three years to find out if it's not for you. You could take 6 months, clip off what you got, toss the rest of the animals, and then get into Alpaca farming or something. Make a cool 100G's.
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They dont die when you trim their horns. LOL. It is like fingernails, they just regrow them.
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Well, you got to, eh hem, make them die before you toss them.
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Horns grow back like toenails so just farm rhinos. [link to www.businessinsider.com (secure)]
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