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In a controversial move, South African Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa recently supported a proposal to lift the ban on the sale of rhino horns. The trade of rhinoceros horns has been banned for 30 years, but the killing of 668 rhinos last year for their horns spurred Molewa to suggest an extremist solution. Molewa claims that regulating the removal of rhino horns will help to protect the longevity of the animals and prevent poaching.

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