In this video, Marjo Hoedemaker (founder of the Marjo Hoedemaker Elephant Foundation) from the Netherlands speaks in Amersfoort zoo.
He says that in Vietnam and other countries, some people believe that rhino horn can cure cancer. This leads to poachers killing rhinos.
This quackery is nonsense. Rhino horn is the same stuff as human fingernails and toenails: keratin.
Marjo Hoedemaker proposes that people bring their clipped fingernails to Amersfoort zoo, starting on 1 December. A bin to collect the nails will then be next to the zoo’s rhino enclosure. As soon as Marjo will have five kilogram of keratin, he intends to bring it to the embassy of Vietnam in the Netherlands. The embassy may then send it to believers in Vietnam in the healing powers of rhino horn; thus saving rhino’s lives.
A pedicurist and other people have already said they will help.
Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
This puts the use that a rhino’s horn is put to in certain countries into perspective, well actually a bucket of fingernails….
GOOD ONE! However – – – the nuns told me not to chew my fingernails. So I stopped – – – and then the voices came – – – but I fooled them all. I chewed my toenails.
Just kidding. It was a good article.
There is a Dutch song about an 18-year-old girl, Louise, chewing her fingernails:
Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game.
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