Started by WWF South Africa in 2010, World Rhino Day was initiated to draw attention to South Africa’s rhinos as the poaching threat emerged. World Rhino Day has since grown exponentially, uniting NGOs, zoos, cause-related organizations, businesses, and concerned individuals from all around the world.
Sadly, the Rhino is a critically endangered wildlife species due to poaching for their horns, which by weight hold the same value as gold on the black market. In certain countries in the Far East, it is believed to be a treatment for fevers and hangovers – even though the horn is made of keratin – the same substance as your fingernails and hair!? Profile of a rhino horn user explains why the horn is so popular, especially in Vietnam.
Rhino Horn is Not Medicine.
Numerous studies and experiments have been conducted over the years to test whether the rhino horn really possesses any form of curative properties or medicinal value. Over and over again, it has been found that it does not. See Rhino Horn as Medicine.
Killing rhinos and selling rhino horn is illegal.
Those involved are linked to transnational organised crime syndicates – much the same as human traffickers and drug cartels – which make a lot of money from those who buy the rhino horn.
For the love of Rhinos Promotion
Show your love for this iconic species with a lovingly handcrafted; sterling silver kissing rhinos pendant, rhino paw pendant, a rhino charm, rhino stack ring or a pair of rhino earrings. You are bound to raise awareness for rhinos with any of these pieces – and might just spark a very important conversation on the topic!
22 September is World Rhino Day!
In the spirit of World Rhino day, we are dropping the price of all rhino jewellery items online with 10%!
Promotion runs from 22 – 30 September 2018.