Seven people in the U.S. have been arrested in connection with trafficking rhino horns.
The horns are cut from the head of the endangered rhino for ornamental carvings, good luck charms or possible medical purposes, including curing cancer (all of which are unsubstantiated or just plain false).
The assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division said:
"The rhino is an animal of prehistoric origin that is facing possible extinction because of an illegal trade for its horns on the black market that is driven by greed."
Check out the above video to learn all about rhino horn trafficking and what specially trained park rangers are doing to stop it.
Get horns implanted or get a tattoo on your eyeball?
Ah, the age old question! And, also, EWWW!!!
Taboo To You is a marvelous new series on the National Geographic Channel that asks ordinary people if they would considering doing some not so ordinary things. In this week's episode, a group of folks were asked if they were more likely to get horns implanted in their head (much like the Horned GaGa!) or get a tattoo put on their eyeball!
Watch the video (above) to not only see BOTH procedures in action, but also see people's initial, honest reactions to them.
Yeah, we're going to have to pass on both of them too, but more so the eyeball thing than the horns! How can they stand that???
In the classic John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, Principal Richard "Dick" Vernon warns troubled student Bender, "Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."
This guy must have never seen that movie.
A French matador suffered a broken collar bone after being gored during a bullfight in Medellin, Colombia yesterday.
The bull struck after the bullfighter stabbed the charging animal to end the spectacle, but fans got one more surprise when the bull caught the fighter off guard in one last charge before falling over dead.
Check out the video above to see the bullfighter get the horns after pissing off the wrong bull.
Hopefully this video serves as a reminder to some why bullfighting is not only a stupid way to kill an innocent animal, but a stupid way to get yourself killed as well!
In a rare turn of events, a hiker was attacked, and killed by a mountain goat in the mountains of western Washington U.S. park officials say.
At the moment, officials don't understand what provoked the attack and why it occured in the first place.
A spokeswoman said the goat was fatally shot by park rangers when they "observed blood on its horns" after the incident. She also expressed her confusion over the incident, "We are not aware of anything like this ever happening."
As the park officials look into the incident, we have to remind people, don't approach wild animals! We don't know what they will do - so don't try to interact with them!
It's horrible to hear something like this happen and hopefully another incident like this won't happen!