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Can I get elephant tusks without killing it?

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    Wildlife Conservation: If poachers need elephant tusks and rhino horns, why do they kill the animals? Can't they just shave the tusk or horn off?

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    When Zimbabwe first began de-horning rhinos they found the poachers still shot them. The reason for this is that If they left them alive then they might end up wasting their time tracking a hornless animal at a later date.

    Poachers will also shoot a rhino for a little bit of regrowth because the horn is so valuable. The only way for de-horning to work is for all the animals in a wildlife area to be de-horned and for the horns to be cut off again when they grow back.

    Source: https://www.quora.com/Wildlife-Cons...als-Cant-they-just-shave-the-tusk-or-horn-off


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