South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn sales
South Africa’s highest court has rejected a bid by the government to keep a ban on domestic trade in rhino horn, a court document shows. The ruling by the constitutional court effectively means rhino horns may be traded locally. The department of environmental affairs had sought to retain a moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horns which was dismissed by last year by another court. In a one paragraph ruling, the court ruled that the application by government be dismissed.