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The rhino horn ban can work with better enforcement and more political will

The rhino horn ban can work with better enforcement and more political will

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Analysis of the rhino horn market suggests that it shares similar demand characteristics to products such as alcohol and illegal drugs. Bans on such products are unenforceable – they simply result in much higher prices and ensure that all trade is handled by organized crime syndicates. These syndicates typically co-opt corrupt government officials to help them, thereby ensuring that such bans can never succeed.

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