24 Aug '12, 10pm
Ending Rhino Horn Poaching (Video)
“Rivaling the price of gold on the black market, rhino horn is at the center of a bloody poaching battle,” says National Geographic journalist Peter Gwin. 281 rhinos have already been slaughtered thus far this year, reports TRAFFIC, a Global wildlife monitoring network, and by the end of the year, it predicts over 500 more will be murdered. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy The good news is that recently at least one of the rhino dealers has been brought to justice and his story is particularly compelling. Double-crossing antiques dealer David Hausman of New York posed as an advocate for the rhinocer0us but then in the end showed his true colors. He actually tipped off the authorities about an illegal sale of rhino horns and afterward tried to secretly buy the horns himself. He currently faces up to two years in prison. Hopefully...