’Spy Cams’ Are Being Inserted Into Rhino Horns To Deter Poachers From Hunting Them

By Amanda Froelich, True Activist – In an attempt to preserve endangered rhinos, British officials have now begun inserting spy cameras into rhino horns to deter poachers from hunting them. This news follows shortly after another controversial tactic: dyeing rhino horns pink to lessen poachers’ interest and degrade the horns’ value. With a rhino butchered every six hours in Africa, it’s easy to understand why conservationists are volunteering a multitude of different tactics. Mirror reports that the British system also intends to utilize satellite tracking collars and heart-rate monitors to pinpoint attacks on rhinos. These devices will help alert rangers of a potential attack and allow helicopters to track the land animals’ movements. Partnered with the ingenious ‘spy cams’, poachers will have no time to escape, and video footage will be captured to prosecute those who hunt illegally. The system is soon to be trialed in South Africa and is also...

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