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Oct 26, 2018 07:39 PM
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Rhino-Horn Trade Revives, Thanks to Social Media

Photo: VCG
Photo: VCG

Users on China’s popular, multifunctional WeChat app are selling “unicorn disks” — the name black-market traders call rhino-horn slices.

The rhino-horn trade has been illegal in the country for 25 years. But it hasn’t stopped some traders from offering it in private chat groups, where they also supply other illegal items like ivory and tiger hides, under euphemistic names designed to evade WeChat’s keyword blockers, Caixin found.

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