Czech Republic publicly burns confiscated rhino horns

Late last month, armed guards escorted officials marching 60 kilograms (132 pounds) of rhino horns to a pyre for burning. The event, at the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic, was the first public burning of rhino horns in Europe.
 

Last updated on 06 October 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Czech Republic
Region: 
Europe
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals