South Africa says domestic rhino horn trade on ice, takes issue to top court

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 08, 2016 9:10 AM

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's department of environmental affairs said on Wednesday an on-again-off-again moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn had been reinstated after it appealed to the top court in the land to render judgment on the thorny issue.

"The moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn, or products or derivatives thereof, is once again in place," the department said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ed Stoddard; Editing by James Macharia)