This has been reported in news.sky.com dated 21 January 2016.
Since the Asian market is becoming more demanding with people having money to pay exorbitant prices, the trade has flourished with associated increase in level of poaching. If the sale is legalized there is a chance that the black market trade will be thwarted. The horn can be cut off legally by sawing it off from the animal under anesthetic.
South Africa is home to around 20,000 rhinos and accounts for 80% of the population worldwide.
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