Illegal Trade in Rhinoceros Horn – Traders Must be CLOSED Down
Illegal trade of endangered and protected species
The Traditional Chinese Medicine market or TCM has been practised for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine is form of massage and herbal therapy, based on the use of plants and animal derivatives that has been quoted as two thousand years old but in theory the practice goes back to the eleventh to fourteenth centuries that show bones to shells used as counterfeit medicine. The first inscriptions of Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back to 1518-1593 AD (After the death of Christ)
Traditional Chinese Medicine is big business in Asia especially in China and Vietnam in the suburbs of Hanoi and Saigon. Acupuncture, diet, massage, reflexology, shiatsu, hot stone therapy, Reiki, and hopi ear candling to botanical species of plants are common holistic non-chemical practices to aid relaxation, relieve stress, aching muscles all aimed at psychologically fooling your brain in to believing this medicine works thus enhancing positive energy and feel good factor.
Many Traditional Chinese Medicine practices use this type of psychological holistic fooling factor as they truly believe it works. In some cases it does prove successful by fooling you into a fake positive attitude thus lifting spirits that can if you suffer from depression, actually increase mental cognitive happiness. Clinically though there has never been enough substantial factual studies nor evidence proving this can be used as a non-chemical form of medicine in hospitals or other practices.
Botanical studies have been proven beyond a doubt that “some” species of plants located mostly in the dense tropical rain forests of Brazil, Indonesia, and Malaysia are welcomed within the medicine world as of their powerful “active” healing powers. Taxus, Hypericum, to crocosmia aurea to thousands of other species of plants have been harvested all for their psychoactive healing chemicals since 1693. This type of medicine is better known as “Homeopathy” that specialises in botanical species that are created in tinctures to laboratories for chemical pharmaceuticals.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has gone from good practice to now incredibly barbaric and repulsive which deals in black market illegally poached and hunted animal and plant parts, to serious syndicate organised crime that is wiping species of animals and plants of the face of the earth.
Africa and mountainous Asian terrains have seen hundreds of animals and plants forcibly pushed from extant to extinct or nearing extinction. Conservationists, Scientists, to Historians and Botanists are battling a war with Asian poachers which the Asian government is not taking seriously but more turning a blind eye on this lucrative black market trade to fuel their economy.
Traditional Chinese Medicine herbalists are forbidden to speak to non-Asians because of the thousands of (USD) United States Dollars this black market trade is bringing into the country every year, and the fear of INTERPOL ordering counter surveillance operations against them due to illegal animal part trafficking and the poaching of Rhinoceros horns, Elephant tusks, Tiger bones, to now Lion bones and pelts of the most precious protected species noted on the (CITES) annex Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species.
Two International Animal Rescue Foundations counter investigations team players has been studying herbalism and the Traditional Chinese Medicine market for nine years and within these nine years they have never seen such an increase in illegal animal parts being smuggled to now black market trade of literally anything that walks and grows.
The market is changing year by year, and we have strong suspicions to believe that ancient Asian counterfeit pharmaceutical’s is a robust factor that is pushing thousands of species globally to expeditious extinction.
All five species of the Rhinoceros, Sondaicus annamiticus only one of the three sub species of this Rhinoceros are extinct (Sondaicus inermis) the other Javan species are critically endangered and although claims from an American environmentalist quoting they are all extinct that is utter nonsense with sightings of them at a secret location within Indonesia this year 2012.
The Dicerorhinus sumatrensis is in a similar predicament to that of the Javan. Only the one species of the Sumatran has been pushed to extinction which is (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis lasiotis) the other two sub-species Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis are critically endangered.
Ceratotherium simum is nearing endangerment that’s increasingly poached due to its multiple horns both rear and front of however it’s not the desired choice of horn upon the Traditional Chinese Medicine market. The White Rhinoceros is endangered in our eyes as there has been no official census population count within the past five years.
Diceros bicornis is again under threat for a second time in two years, poaching of this Rhinoceros that mostly grazes within high grass and is shy unlike that of its cousin the Ceratotherium simum, there are roughly two to three thousand black Rhinoceros left mainly populated in South Africa that holds the largest population of Rhinoceros.
Rhinoceros unicornis located within India is under threat although classed as vulnerable. The Indian Rhinoceros has one single small horn which is desired more within the Asian market as of its solid structure. One single horn has been viewed by us as fetching $101,001.003 (USD) on the Vietnamese market sold illegally within a hotel in Hanoi.
As stipulated in previous documentaries the Rhinoceros is now the great choice of counterfeit medicine on the Traditional Chinese Medicine market. Reading the history of (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine, it was noted the Rhinoceros bulls (male’s) genitalia was the sought after medicine which was dried then eaten or made in to a soup with chilli. Times have moved forward though and now the Rhinoceros horn is seen as the sexual enhancer due to the horns identical appearance of a male human’s erect penis, hence why Asians that use this counterfeit medicine as a sexual aid which has no proven medicinal evidence to back up claims of healing properties.
“Use of rhino horn as an ingredient in medicine began in China several thousand years ago and later spread to Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Rhino horn is classified as a “heat-clearing” drug with detoxifying properties. It is generally used in combination with other medicinal ingredients, resulting in a wide range of conditions for which it has been traditionally indicated”
Under (CITES) law (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) it is illegal for anyone to poach the Rhinoceros then to trade the horn for counterfeit Asian pharmaceutical’s. So one would think that if the trade is illegal then “why” is the horn openly flaunted within Chinese and Vietnamese medicine markets plus being advertised on bustling high streets under the noses of Chinese and Vietnamese law enforcement agencies plus freely advertised on the World Wide Web?
International Animal Rescue Foundations counter investigations unit has been “investigating” these herbalists for two years, and we have noticed one major Vietnamese medicine market that is openly breaking the law which we did believe when reported to (CITES) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and INTERPOL’S environmental crimes unit in 2011, these criminals would be shut down, arrested, along with convicted for breaching Article 30 (3) of the Vienna Convention and the 1987 (CITES) Convention act when the Rhinoceros species was listed on the (CITES) list as appendix II. Vietnam also stipulates along with (CITES) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species the following of which bans all trade and sales of Rhinoceros horn which is outlined below.
- With regard to illegal import, sale or purchase of rhino horn, Vietnam has a strong legal framework. This includes the Environment Law (2003), the Biodiversity Law (2008) and the Forest Protection and Development Law (2004)
- Under Vietnam’s Criminal Law 1999 (amended 2009): Illegal transport, trading, hunting of endangered, rare and precious species (CITES Appendices and National list) will be subject to up to 7 years in jail.
- The Government Decree 32/ND-CP (2006) regulates the list of endangered, rare and precious wild fauna and flora banning all illegal trade and transportation of listed species.
- The Government Decree 82/ND-CP (2006) requires permits for all import, export or transit of wildlife listed in the CITES Appendices, including rhinoceros species, and Vietnam’s list of nationally protected species. (The DEA – Department of Environmental Affairs has since banned all Vietnamese citizens hunting in South Africa)
- A notification was issued to delete rhino horn from medicinal prescriptions in 1980 (so why is it still being sold and law enforcement in and outside of Asia doing little to control this?)
Please view COP 15 March 2010 – http://www.cites.org/common/cop/15/inf/C15i-62.pdf the document states that “Vietnam” has conducted many seizures and arrests and over the border maneuvers which has targeted smugglers, sellers and purchasers. This we find as utter nonsense and compulsive verbal diarrhoea.
“Still, market surveys by non-governmental organization researchers posing as customers indicate that few are willing to engage in illegal trade; the most recent survey (2005-2006) of nearly 450 retail pharmacies across China found just 2% claiming to stock rhino horn. Time-lapse surveys indicate significantly reduced retail availability of rhino horn in several locations after major law enforcement and education and outreach activity. Although no such market surveys have been completed yet in Vietnam, informal observation suggests relatively higher availability of rhino horn there, although much of it appears to be fake”.
Please view the document April (CITES) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species document here that quotes the above and that most of Rhinoceros horn upon the Asian Vietnamese market is counterfeit. This we believe is grossly untrue due to the high-rise in Rhinoceros horn poaching’s that now stand in South African alone for the 18th October 2012 as four hundred and sixty-five slaughtered Rhinoceros. http://www.cites.org/eng/com/SC/62/E62-47-02-A.pdf
Saigon and Hanoi are key areas in which Rhinoceros horn is being traded under the noses of law enforcement. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species indicated that most Rhinoceros horn within Vietnam was counterfeit, so if this true then why has there been such a gargantuan increase in poaching “after” the South African government banned all hunting permits to Vietnamese citizens that was as flaunting the hunting trade and selling the Rhinoceros trophy on the black market for thousands of dollars.
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species announced in the above document link that “organisations had conducted in Chinese language” investigations on internet sales of Rhinoceros horn which from 2005-2006 stated a massive decrease in selling and purchasing numbers via 2%.
Operation Trojan Horse the International Animal Rescue Foundations counter investigation unit believes this is far from factual and that those organisations produced little or any evidence at all which is not stipulated in no document form or evidence papers. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also quoted that very few Traditional Chinese Medicine markets were not willing to undertake in the illegal trade, so where is this horn traveling to?
The Environmental Investigations Agency recently conducted a study on “certain” Asian medicine and ivory markets which they were told from their investigation teams that the sales of “horned” products was not to be spoken about to outsiders, giving reason to believe that government officials were in on this and that sales of horn had increased to drastic levels.
Should there also be a decrease in sales and that Rhinoceros horn that’s mostly on the market is also fake or in powder form then maybe these organisations need to go back to the drawing board, learn to speak mandarin or Vietnamese (two separate languages) then undertake another investigation merely due to the copious Rhinoceros slaughtering on-going within
South Africa, Zimbabwe, and India, along with increased sales of Rhinoceros horn and other illegally smuggled wildlife parts.
International Animal Rescue Foundations counter surveillance investigations unit sourced this intelligence in 2011 please view the link – www.maymaisung.com the link can also be viewed here – http://muabanraovat.com/mua-ban/3061190/may-mai-sung-te-giac-maymaisung-com.html the address of the Rhinoceros trader that we previously reported is below. Please also take great note of the large electric Rhinoceros horn grinding machine that would be used to fit a kilo of Rhinoceros horn valued at $60,000 a kilo that would be grinded down to give you that milky type acidic taste.
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species did mention in their above documents that the Rhinoceros horn was being used now as a tonic to aid over consumption in alcohol. We found that data conflicting to what (OTH) has sourced as of evidence Operation Trojan Horse had recovered from 2011 to 2012 all showing that Rhinoceros “horns” were being brought by families that had rallied round to buy one lump of Rhinoceros horn to treat anything from diabetes, cancer to heat exhaustion, headaches and more.
PLEASE NOTE OUR INVESTIGATIONS UNIT HAS TRANSLATED THE FOLLOWING FROM VIETNAMESE
Address of the trader and Rhinoceros horn purchaser is;
56 Cong Hoa Street, Ward 13, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(Opposite 1, buildings E.town2)
Manager Showroom: Vu Duc Agreement; Mobile: +(84) 0908 81 82 83
Nick YAHOO and sales consulting online: thegioigomxinh
Nick consulting SKYPE and sell online: thegioigomxinh
Email: thegioigomxinh @ yahoo . com
IP Address 22.214.171.124
THEIR BANKING DETAILS ARE
Account Number & ATM U.S. $ Account: Vu Duc Hiep of
Vietcombank (branch E.town): 044 100 367 0522
Vietinbank (Branch 12): 711A 23 3456 54
Agribank (An Phu affiliates): 160 620 509 0357
BIDV (branch north of Saigon): 3131 0000 229 319
TECHCOMBANK Tan Binh: 106 2072 3041 011
ACB (branch Republic): 4214 9435 1273 0440 4th
East Asia Bank (branch of Tan Binh): 0104 196 731
Sacombank (branch E . town): 060 003 073 745
Their location is 6.8 Kms from Tan Son Nhat Airport which we do believe is an Airport hotel
OTHER DOMAINS INCLUDE
SHOWROOM DUY NHẤT TRƯNG BÀY SẢN PHẨM : (Không có chi nhánh)
556 Cộng Hòa, Phường 13, Quận Tân Bình,TP Hồ Chí Minh ,Việt Nam
( Đối diện cổng số 1 , tòa nhà E.town2 )
Manager Showroom : Vũ Đức Hiệp ; Mobile : 0908 81 82 83 ; 0912 83 82 81
Website : www.diamaisung.com ; www.diamaitram.com ; www.diamaikynam.com
www.maymaisung.com ; www.maymaitram.com ; www.maymaikynam.com
www.diamaitramhuong.com ; www.maymaitramhuong.com
Nick YAHOO tư vấn và bán hàng online : thegioigomxinh
Nick SKYPE tư vấn và bán hàng online : thegioigomxinh
Email : email@example.com
Sales of Rhinoceros horn are also taking place here
coffee shop Vietnam Hoan Kiem Lake – Why is law enforcement not taking reports seriously?
This “highly illegal company also states in their own words”
Sales Channel *** please no answer, do not discuss, criticize, no contact and not to advertising, trading, brokerage rhinoceros & antelope horns, tortoise-shell gold … .. . Please DO NOT message, directly or indirectly, no phone solicitation sale sungTe sight & antelope, golden tortoise….. All communications are cancelled & will NOT respond! Please only serve customers with special needs “Disc Grinder rhino horns & antelope sense, gold shell, disc grinding to high bone preparation, medicine, medicinal herbs …. www.diamaisung.com 0908 81 82 83 “. This is the sole purpose, in addition to not receiving any requests.
Details on their “Rhinoceros horn sales are below in their own words”
Information and how to use rhino horns According to traditional medicine, rhino horn is very hydrophobic metal (yin-yang theory of the five elements like carving) the cold metal processing, reduce the medicinal properties of rhino horn, loss of performance results and treatment of rhino horn, limited to physicians agree not to horn in direct contact with metal, always use a soft cloth to preserve and especially horns grinding by hand on ceramic. Rhinoceros horns are bitter, salty, cold, non-toxic to the three economic “Tam – Can The” heat detoxification drug group, sedative analgesic, used in 70 Posts medicine used to treat Heat inflammation; cases of high fever, struggle, delirium, convulsions, hemiplegia, crazy, stop bleeding, promote and enhance positive energy … traditional medicine exists so far is due based on the crude materialist philosophy, scientific reasoning, especially the thousands of life experience should be rewarding. Till now, many remedies have horns International since there are very good healing effect: An royal bull complete, Snow Tiger, ultimate detoxification inflammation of, rhinos complete, rhinos Regional royal detoxification … that physicians who agree not known. The absence of modern antibiotics, some anaerobic infections such as orange pipes to the use of rhino horn new code effective. In particular, is used in diseases such as: encephalitis, poisoning fever infection, impotence and many other infections. Many folk literature and was circulated myths about this medicine to solve the ill. Nowadays, a number of leukaemia cases, Japanese encephalitis co-administered with horns International sense. Rhinoceros horns are a drug rare, high cost, so invest in research to clarify the effects of these pharmaceuticals is still waiting in the future. Floating on the market today many different horns originated. Some commercial space fake rhino horns from horn, chamois … Rhinoceros horns are heavy, heavy ice and characteristics, a bit like the tip of the horn. Note that it must be larger than duck eggs, new rhino horn is likely to be true, even if it is smaller than chicken eggs, and there is a risk that people take the tip of the horn cattle grinding. However if cattle is less dense than the horn. Note: Do not use rhino horn for the pregnant woman, who can increase weld (usually cold, cold limbs, loose bowel, broken, life distribution , urine, and more …) without fever. * Usage 1: Grinding grinding in water until the water becomes white as milk to drink. * Usage 2: For grinding wheel horn 20 – 40ml white wine (or vodka). Light grinding horny grinding disk alcohol a few minutes the colour will be opaque white as milk and aromatic characteristics. (INTERNAL CIRCULATION MATERIAL – traditional medicine)
(Please note we have not changed the wording this is detailed within the site)
Further to investigating this trader we then looked to see if their site was listed with a trader as many traders remain private.
Please view their shop that is illegally selling, and purchasing wildlife parts but mainly Rhinoceros horn too. The Vietnamese law states this trade is illegal, along with (CITES) The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
The video below shows depicts an electric Rhinoceros horn grinding machine with clamp. We are fully aware that other horned animals are used within the illegal Traditional Asian Medicine market however the street-walker is not any normal customer he is the soul owner..
The description on the machine reads in Vietnamese – sừng tê giác – translated into English – Rhinoceros horn for sale
Moving through the videos we then found the illegal distributor of wildlife parts but more Rhinoceros horn freely advertising this under law enforcement noses to our disgust to.
The seller that owns the shop is also selling here to counterfeit Rhinoceros medicine
Please view the picture of Rhinoceros horn grinder
Why is this shop purchasing Rhinoceros horn and other “endangered species” but most concerning advertising in the YouTube film on a banner “Rhinoceros horn for sale” which indicates to us that there is a highly lucrative and organised crime cell working within this are that’s openly flaunting the sales of Rhinoceros horn to the public, if International Animal Rescue Foundations Counter Investigations Unit can source this information then freely investigate then the question remains as to why other law enforcement agencies cannot along with wildlife crime agencies.
Operation Trojan Horse will only show some of it’s investigations, this is a glance at how bad the trade which is openly flaunted online and on the ground.
THIS MUST BE HALTED TO CRACK DOWN ON THE ILLEGAL POACHING IN AFRICA.