Rhino horn belongs only to rhinos. Sign AWF's pledge if you agree.
With World Rhino Day coming up on 9/22, we must fight to make one thing clearer than ever: Rhino horns are not for sale.
Rhino horns cannot cure cancer. They do not cure hangovers. In fact, they cannot cure any ailments. Yet, demand for rhino horn persists, both for its perceived medicinal benefits and also as a symbol of high social status. Rhino horn is made of keratin – just like human nails – and is as effective at curing cancer as chewing on your own fingernails. It has no place in traditional medicine, or in the making of trinkets or ornamental carvings. It belongs on a rhino.
With less than 6,000 critically endangered black rhinos remaining, these magnificent animals are being driven to extinction. We cannot afford to lose anymore. But poachers, traffickers, and consumers don't agree – and it's up to us to stop them.
Stand tall to save Africa's rhinos in honor of World Rhino Day by becoming one of 50,000 wildlife advocates to fight for these magnificent creatures every day. Add your name now!