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Fake rhino horn made with horse hair ‘could help conservation efforts’

WorldNews Friday, 8 November 2019
Fake rhino horn made with horse hair ‘could help conservation efforts’Scientists have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair – hoping it will provide a blueprint for flooding the market with credible fakes. Rhino horn is believed to have many benefits in Chinese medicine, including working as an aphrodisiac. However, researchers say the reality is that sellers are often cutting the horn with drugs such as Viagra. They add that regardless of the blend,...
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Scientists have developed a fake rhino horn using horsehair, in a bid to create "credible fakes". CNN reports, the goal is to flood the market with the imposter and reduce demand for the real material. Researchers from the University of Oxford created the synthetic horn by using horse hair and...

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