While China's reversal of a 25-year-old law came as a shock to many, other animal rights activists saw it coming due to the growing number of tiger farms in the country.
Trump’s very public reversal – or potential one – left animal rights advocates, conservationists, big game hunters and safari businesses renewing heated attacks on, and vehement defenses of, trophy hunting.
Of the five rhino species in existence, all are currently on the endangered species list.
Together, we need to commit to long-term demand reduction efforts to protect rhinos.
South African officials report that fewer of the animals were poached in 2015, but deaths rose in neighboring Namibia and Zimbabwe.