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Source: BBC
http://brain.sg/article/fake-rhino-horn-invented-to-ruin-poachers-market-328951
Brain - Fake rhino horn invented to ruin poachers' market
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Researchers at the University of Oxford and Fudan University in China have found a way of making fake rhino horn cheaply from horse hair

But there has been some scepticism about whether this will be effective

But John Taylor is unconvinced about to what extent fake horn would help to reduce the threat to rhinos

He says there is a risk that attempts to " flood the market " would have the unintended consequence of expanding the market and creating even more demand, which could cause even more poaching for real rhino horn

Mr Taylor not certain that artificial horn would really convince two of the main markets - where it is ground up for traditional Chinese medicine and where wild rhino horn is used as a status symbol

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