Rhino horn and Tiger bone

Jacha's reaction to China lifting the ban on trade in rhino horn and tiger bone

Jacha has created these installations and taken photos of them in response to the recent news that China is lifting the ban on trade of rhino horn and tiger bones for medical research or healing.

Tiger bones and rhino horns may have a role in traditional Chinese medicine, but critics say that trendy health products with no medical value made from endangered animals are only a status symbol for the wealthy.

The market for tiger and rhino products is driven by rich customers who have a need to show off social status, rather than seeking relief from medical issues. The sellers are there for the money and the buyers are there to show off, no one is there because they are ill.

Posted: November 5, 2018 by Kate Vincent

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