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Taiwan prepares white rhino to find mate in Japan

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Omiai?

Hope her offspring don't get discriminated against and get called halfu.

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I'm sure we all wish Emma and Moran the best of luck in their love life.

But this is the part of the article that should really make us think:

"Rhino poaching is fueled by a market for their horns in Asia -- especially China and Vietnam.

Horns are made of nothing more than keratin, the same material as fingernails and hair. But scammers erroneously market horns as an aphrodisiac or cancer cure."

Multiply that by 100 or 1000 times to include all the species threatened, endangered or downright exterminated in the service of keeping a few under-performing men hopeful in China, Vietnam and elsewhere, or in hopeless attempts to cure cancer according to traditional Chinese medicine, and you're at the real source of Emma's and Moran's problems.

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"Rhino poaching is fueled by a market for their horns in Asia -- especially China and Vietnam.

Horns are made of nothing more than keratin, the same material as fingernails and hair. But scammers erroneously market horns as an aphrodisiac or cancer cure."

right you are. We really do have to protect all species from poaching and the best way to do so is to incentivize countries through economic pressure.

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Where did this wild rhino come from? Animals should be protected in their native habitat, that would help increase the population

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She's beautiful.

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@Aly Rustom

Omiai?

Hope her offspring don't get discriminated against and get called halfu.

Don't be silly now we all know discrimination doesn't exist here just ask one of your Japanese friends...

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Calling her white is offensive. Looks tan to me.

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Calling her white is offensive. Looks tan to me.

The tan colour comes from her mud-pack. She's actually kinda greyish.

The name white rhinoceros comes (apparently) from the Dutch word wijd, meaning 'wide' (describing the animal's mouth), which English-speaking settlers in South Africa back in them days misheard as white.

Subsequently the other kind of rhino, with a pointy mouth, was named the black rhino, though that too is kinda greyish and not black.

Animals should be protected in their native habitat, that would help increase the population

In a perfect world yes, but left in their native habitat they are easy prey for the poachers. That's why the populations are so low. We need to stop people thinking bits of keratin can improve their sex life or cure their cancer.

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Northernlife

Omiai?

Miai (見合い, "matchmaking", literally "look meet"), or omiai (お見合い) as it is properly known in Japan with its honorific 'o' in place, is a Japanese traditional custom which relates closely to western matchmaking, in which a woman and a man are introduced to each other to consider the possibility of marriage. "

Hope her offspring don't get discriminated against and get called halfu.

Don't be silly now we all know discrimination doesn't exist here just ask one of your Japanese friends...

Of course! What was I thinking?? Silly me!

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As JT official rhinoceros ambassador, I truly appreciate the help of Japan.

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As JT official rhinoceros ambassador, I truly appreciate the help of Japan.

That you are brother! with a kicka$$ profile pic!

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Hobbies include ... studying Japanese??????

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