An entrepreneur has a plan to save the rhinos from poachers, but environmental groups hate his idea.

*Please be aware that this video contains some graphic images.*

DATE: 07/20/2017

Discussion Questions

1. Why would making an item “abundant” cause its value to go down? Can you give some examples of products you use where this was the case?

2. Why do environmental groups not like the artificial horns?

3. Do you think the artificial horns are a positive or negative thing for protecting rhinos? Explain why or why not.

4. Why did poaching increase when horn sales became illegal? What would be some ways to decrease the incentive to poach rhinos without legalizing the sale of horns? Discuss.

5. Why did rhino populations increase when horn sales were legal? Was this a good or bad thing? Defend your answer.


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