Rhino horns find felonious uses in a variety of objectionable commodities- as aphrodisiacs and ingreditens of Traditional Chinese Medicine used to treat fever, rheumatism, gout and other disorders. In the Middle East, it is carved into ornamental dagger handles known as 'jambiya', considered a sign of manhood that is presented to adolescent boys. These have led to indiscriminate killings and populations have plummeted to shocking numbers over the years.
Here's one for the rhinos on World Rhino Day!This work by Rohan Chakravarty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Hahahaaha! Good one!ReplyDelete
thank you, Gowri :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Geetanjali. Really enjoyed your article in 'The Alternative' the other day!ReplyDelete