2,000 Endangered Rhinos to the Highest Bidder


The South African rhino breeder

John Hume

has launched an auction to sell

2000 White Rhinos

The online sale will start at

$10 million

The Rhinos are apart of

The Platinum Rhino Project

The Platnum Rhino Project started as a breeding farm where the breeder could safely saw off the horn from a living rhino and sold on the open market.

With the hope of dismantling the black market demand for rhino horns, protecting the animal from poaching.

While Hume has put in a lot of effort, he can no longer afford the upkeep of his crusade.

The ideal buyer for the auction is someone with the means to keep the breeding project going and a passion for conserving rhinos.

The white rhino species is classified as “near threatened,” with fewer than 16,000 remaining worldwide.

The poaching crisis of rhinos began in 2008 and peaked between 2013 and 2017, resulting in the slaughter of over 1,000 rhinos annually.

According to the World Animal Foundation, approximately one Rhino is killed

 every 12 hours.

Thus, conserving rhinos is crucial to maintain biodiversity, ecological balance, and sustainable development.

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