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Save African rhinos: A message from Vietnam’s children

Rhino horn is famed for its healing properties, but there is no scientific backing for its magical health benefits. Its use in Southeast Asia stems from age-old beliefs that persist today — ground rhino horn is commonly consumed to treat hangovers, fevers, and other ailments, including cancer. A recent survey of consumers in Vietnam’s capital showed that rhino horns are seen as a status symbol and are frequently exchanged as gifts among wealthy users. The study also noted a preference for horns from rhinos in the wild over farmed rhino horn.