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Texas art dealer pleads guilty to smuggling rhino horns and ivory to Hong Kong

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – An Asian art dealer based in a Dallas suburb pleaded guilty on Tuesday to being part of a ring that smuggled more than $1 million of rhino horn and elephant ivory from the United States to China, U.S. prosecutors said. Ning Qiu, 43,…

Hong Kong seizes record haul of rhino horns

Hong Kong Customs officers have seized a record haul of 33 rhino horns along with ivory chopsticks and bracelets hidden inside a container shipped from South Africa, officials said on Tuesday. Officers found the horns along with 758 ivory chopsticks and 127 ivory bracelets in a haul worth a total…

Rhino poaching surges on S. African wildlife reserves

The giant rhino slumps to the ground with haunting cries as it fights for its life, a bloodied, fleshy pulp in the place where poachers sawed off its horn. The critically injured male is one of the latest victims in South Africa’s rhino bloodbath, which is surging on privately owned…

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