Rhino horns confiscated from poachers are worth millions and it will be good if Namibia works with other SADC countries having huge stockpiles of horns to persuade CITES to grant them the right to sell this stock, says the Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism (MET) Bernadette Jagger.
“I support those saying these horns must not be burned. We have not burned ours as of yet and argue that burning horns is like burning a bank note,” Jagger told about 200 delegates that attended the celebration of World Rhino Day at Khorixas. Jagger said there was no way Namibia could seize huge amounts of rhino horns and proceed to set them alight.
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