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San Fran prosecutors call for jail for rhinohorn dealer

December 21, 2015

“Due to the extraordinary demand for rhinoceros horns, it is estimated that poachers kill three rhinoceroses every day to supply the black market; prices remain at an apex despite international attention focused on the plight of the rhinoceros,” prosecutors said at the sentencing.

“While Quan [the art dealer caught dealing a black rhino horn] did not kill a rhinoceros, he sought to profit from the soaring demand for the horns. In doing so, he contributed to the economic cycle that has pushed the rhinoceros population towards extinction.”

He was sentenced to one year fined $10,000 and banned from dealing in art and antiques for three years.

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