South African Court Rules in Favor of Local Rhino Horn Trade

January 21, 2016 10:29 AM

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The South African government says a court has denied its appeal of an earlier ruling that lifted a ban on the domestic trade in rhino horn.

An official with South Africa's environment ministry on Thursday confirmed the Pretoria court's ruling, which some conservationists say will further endanger a rhino population that has been heavily targeted by poachers.

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