April 21, 2016 / 10:37 AM / 2 years ago

South African government decides against rhino horn trade

CAPE TOWN, April 21 (Reuters) - South Africa will not allow commercial trading of rhino horns and will maintain its policy of stockpiling, a cabinet minister said on Thursday.

South Africa, where thousands of rhino’s have been killed by poachers for their valuable horns prized in Asia, had considered trading in rhino horns as a possible way of stemming the poaching activities. (Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by James Macharia)

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