Yet another despicable money making scheme, thieves have resorted to stealing rhinoceros horns from museums and auction houses, selling them at $50,000 per pound. But the horror doesn't stop there, poachers have been slaughtering rhinos for their horns in both Asia and Africa.  So far in 2011, about 405 rhinos have been killed in South Africa alone! What these people don't seem to realize is that rhino horns aren't actually aphrodisiacs-- they simply contain the same protein found in our hair and fingernails. To take a stand against this atrocity, please visit STOP RHINO POACHING.

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