In anticipation of Black Friday

In 2007, the journalist Adam Welz records, 13 rhinos were killed by poachers in South Africa. This year, so far, 585 have been shot. No one is entirely sure why. But one answer is that very rich people in Vietnam are now sprinkling ground rhino horn on their food or snorting it like cocaine to display their wealth. It’s grotesque …

George Monbiot. Leaving it there would be smug and miss the sting:

… but it scarcely differs from what almost everyone in industrialised nations is doing: trashing the living world through pointless consumption.

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