Naylor says dehorning
Phinda's rhinos became unavoidable as the poaching crisis worsened: "Close to 100 rhinos have been shot and killed within a 50 kilometer radius of Phinda in the last 12 months.
The U.K.-based conservation group Save the Rhino states that the dehorning
surgery is not only a risky procedure, it is also an impermanent solution to the problem of poaching.
It will also mandate that its 7300 suppliers of dairy meat poultry and egg products end all kinds of other common farming practices " like cage systems for chickens gestation crates for pigs and dehorning
Avoid scheduled procedures such as vaccinating or dehorning
for at least 1 week prior to transport (except for intranasal vaccines, which can be administered to boost interferon levels and help in preventing respiratory disease at the time of shipping).
"Stress can play a big factor so jobs like dehorning
should be done before the animals come in," he said.
When doing routine management practices like dehorning
, castration, vaccinations (or any kind of injections or painful medication procedures), minimize discomfort as much as possible.
He also said that dehorning
rhinos would also change their entire social structure as these animals use their horns to battle for supremacy in their environment.
In 2012 AWARE ran dehorning
operations for white rhino at Lake Chivero and Lake Kyle Recreational Parks.
The Canadian actor, a supporter of animal rights group PETA, has written a letter to America's National Milk Producers Federation urging it to end "dehorning
" - a painful process in which calves have their horns gouged out.
The slide and frame have been dehorned, but in an industrial process and not a hand-done dehorning
. You know how you clean your brass before reloading?
Optimal weaning weight, good growth potential under feedlot and free range conditions, and applied animal husbandry such as dehorning
, brand marking and animal health earned producers good points.
While practices such as dipping against ectoparasite, culling, dehorning
and silage ranked at 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th, respectively.