Indian Officials Destroy Invaluable Rhino Horn Cache

Assam government to burn thousands of confiscated horns under suspicious eyes

By: Nava Thakuria

The northeastern Indian state government of Assam today (Sept 22) is expected to set fire to nearly 2500 confiscated rhino horns that, if sold on the black market, would bring in millions of dollars of illicit profit in the mistaken belief they enhance sexual prowess.

The horns, which are actually composed of nothing more than keratin – …

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