01 Aug '11, 3am

Museums Being Targeted By Rhino Horn Thieves Is this because it's harder to poach or too few Rhinos left alive?

After several incidences of theft, often committed covertly but sometimes through breaking an entering, police have put museums with rhino displays on alert. In response to the warnings of raiding gangs of horn thieves, which have so far been responsible for vandalizing exhibits throughout Europe, museums have beefed up security measures -- and have even begun replacing stuffed-rhinos' horns with fakes to foil would-be wildlife dealers. According to the BBC , those responsible for the thefts are apparently unafraid of threatening violence in their pursuit of museums' horns -- not unlike those killing live rhinos in Africa with similar ends in mind. Thieves use a variety of methods, including "smash and grab" style raids and overnight burglaries. They have been known to use force when challenged. Paolo Viscardi, deputy keeper of natural history at the Horniman Museum, said ...

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