S.African judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade


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  • Thursday, 26 Nov 2015

A South African judge on November 26 lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers. - AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE BEAUDUFE

PRETORIA, Nov 26, 2015 (AFP) - A South African judge on Thursday lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, in a direct challenge to government policy put in place in 2009 to try to stem rocketing poaching numbers.

The government gave no immediate reaction to the judge’s ruling, which was delivered in the Pretoria High Court after two South African game breeders fought a legal battle to overturn the moratorium.

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