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South African brothers charged in illegal rhinoceros hunting scheme
South African brothers charged in illegal rhinoceros hunting scheme

For five years starting in 2005, prosecutors say, two South African brothers sold American hunters on trips to hunt wild rhinoceroses. The brothers told prospective clients at hunting expos and gun shows across the United States that the animals were "problem" rhinos in their homeland. Hunters were told they would pay a discounted rate to shoot them, pose for photos with their prey and mark down their kills in record-keeping books, according to authorities. There was one catch: The hunters couldn't export any of their trophies home. That’s because the two men were actually selling illegal hunting trips to American big-game hunters eager to hunt one of Africa’s...

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