ABC Radio: Number of rhinos killed illegally in South Africa hits new high

In 2012, I penned a piece for The Conversation about farming endangered species such as rhinos. I posed questions about what it means to farm an animal — taking it out of its evolutionary and ecological context — for the purpose of… conservation? Or is this just another means to extinction?

What if the only rhinos left in the world existed in zoos? Or horn factories? Image credit: Steve Evans via Flickr

What if the only rhinos left in the world existed in zoos? Or horn factories? Image credit: Steve Evans via Flickr

Yesterday I was interviewed by ABC radio’s Sarah Sedghi about this topic in the wake of devastating news that illegal rhino poaching in South Africa has hit a record high.

Read the transcript here.