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Game and Hunt Daily

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD; HORN SALES ARE NOW LEGAL, NOT ONLY FOR SOUTH AFRICA BUT LEGAL TO EXPORT TO THE WORLD – John Hume

As the world’s largest private breeder of Southern white rhino, John Hume is offering commercial rhino horn for sale that is harvested from Captive Breeding Operations (CBO) in term of the Threatened Or Protected Species (TOPS) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulations, as well as from sustainable utilization and community development projects.

Elizabeth van Niekerk, Hume’s Legal and Compliance Officer at his Buffalo Dream Ranch, where he has bred over 1400 of the more than 1800 rhino on the farm, sent out the following invitation on his behalf:

Good day

RHINO HORN SALES

As you may have heard; horn sales are now legal, not only for South Africa but legal to export to the world. 

We are offering 3 classes of horns to the public at an incredibly special price for each of the classes and that is: 

Class A – 10,000 USD per kg; Class B – 7,500 USD per kg; Class C – 3,000 USD per kg

For both local and foreign buyers, after choosing your horn/s from the attached list of DNA certificates https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3st28eyujv7p3ty/AAC0vAJtNDdykrhC6EMkabM-a?dl=0, you must email us your choice of horns, with a certified copy of your Identity document or passport, proof of address and if the purchaser is a company, the certified copies of the company registration documents (in English) no older than 3 months.  This is similar to what you need in South Africa to buy a cell phone.

A 30% deposit will be required to be paid into our CFC account which details will be sent to you after you made your selection of horns and upon receipt of your documents.

For the South African buyer, you will be able to collect your horn after payment of the remaining 70% in Gauteng and we will ensure that you are in the possession of all the correct permits as required by Law.

For the export of horn and upon receipt of the remaining 70%, we will offer to deliver the horns free of charge to the shipping agent at OR Tambo.  If you wish to contact the shipping agents, we will recommend Justus Britz of Flying Animals and his contact details are:  Mobile number: +27 82 558 6858 and his email is:  justus@flyinganimals.co.za.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you want to act as an agent for the sale of larger quantities of horns, contact us for further information.

Sincerely,

ELIZABETH VAN NIEKERK

B.Com.(Econ & Law), LLB (Potchefstroom NWU)

LEGAL & COMPLIANCE OFFICER 

BUFFALO DREAM RANCH

PLATINUM RHINO CBO

PO Box 14261

FLAMWOOD WALK, 2535

Office:  071 656 8894

Cell:  082 882 4412

Private email: ec.van.niekerk@gmail.com

Office email: compliance@platinumrhinocbo.co.za