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The African country of Zimbabwe has about 800 rhinos living under its protection. A rhino horn represents a fortune to poachers, which led to 50 rhino deaths last year. One idea to combat the black market is to simply cut it off at the sourceby dehorning all 800 rhinos. The horns would grow back at about 1 kilo a year (worth about $50,000) and it would be an ongoing practice. Supporters say it will stop poaching, but others fear it will drive black market prices up and only encourage more poaching in a few years time when horns grow back. Activists say it's the poachers who should be stopped. What do you think?

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Should Zimbabwe dehorn 800 rhinos to make them less appealing to poachers?
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The sentiment is right, but the strategy is all wrong. We should focus on stopping poachers. The rhinos are innocent.
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Extinction is forever. It sucks, but this is way better than losing the entire species.
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Should Zimbabwe dehorn 800 rhinos to make them less appealing to poachers?
#DehornRhinos
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#LeaveRhinosAlone