Poaching any animal is criminal and inhumane, but killing animals only for their tusks, horns or pelts is exceptionally disgusting and it needs to be stopped. In many countries significant resources are dedicated to this effort, which most of the world applauds, but more can always be done, especially as new methods and technologies emerge. Poachers are constantly refining their methods so catching and prosecuting them is a herculean task. Combine that with the market forces, namely the massive flow of money to satisfy the demand for rhino horn and other rare animal parts, and it is a deadly game where short term the animals lose and long term all of society loses. Clearly anti-poaching task forces must adapt to stay ahead of the poaching, and be given the resources to effectively do their job.
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