Swiss museum saws horns off stuffed rhinos to prevent theft
The demand for rhino horn in Asia, where some see its ground-up powder as an aphrodisiac and even cancer-curing medicine, has driven prices to nearly $50,000 a pound — and with it a new type of crime: thieves breaking into museums and auction houses to tear the horns off stuffed specimens. [More]
Image: Lisa Schaeublin / Natural History Museum of Berne via Getty
Even our stuffed animals aren’t safe.