From the Metro paper, June 20, 2012
In a rare interview, Prince William has condemned people involved in the illegal trade of rhino horns as "extremely ignorant, selfish and utterly wrong."
4,800 black rhinos are left in the wild in Africa, with experts saying the animal is being slaughtered at the rate of 2 a day.
Black rhinos, native to eastern and central
Africa, have been poached to the brink of extinction due to the demand for their horn, both for use in Chinese traditional medicine and for traditional Yemeni dagger handles. Experts estimate that around 95 per cent of the black rhino population has been lost. A single horn can fetch $250,000 US.