Rhinos are magnificent creatures like nothing else on Earth. The thought that they are almost extinct because some idiots think the horns will give them a hard-on is sickening. Hello, haven’t they heard of Viagra? Surely rhino horn is extremely expensive and hard to procure, not to mention entirely ineffective.
There’s an article on the National Geographic site about the poaching crisis in Africa that has resulted in 800 dead rhinos in the last three years. There are only about 4,800 black rhinos and 20,000 white rhinos left. There’s been a slight increase in their population in recent years which could be erased if the poaching continues. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/28/africa-rhino-poaching-crisis/