Supply and demand

Poaching problems need a different approach
Abalone (Perlemoen) this creature’s fate seems to be sealed by uncontrolled poaching driven by high demand from Asia. Another African species over-exploited by short sighted human greed. Let’s get innovative and approach problems from a different angle: In a protest against Rhino horn poaching a man mailed his toenail clippings to the Chinese Embassy in Pretoria, contributions of hair and fingernails would also suffice, Rhino horns are composed almost entirely of keratin, a protein also found in human hair, fingernails and toenails.

So while you’re looking for your nail clippers please think out of the box for a new solution to save our Perlemoen before it’s too late.



One Reply to “Supply and demand”

  1. I am not convinced that toe nail clippings are the answer. I suspect that it will take either a nuclear conflagration or another virulent pandemic to thin the problem out and re-establish the balance.

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