The present prices, according to Sind Today, are:
- Indian rhino horn: $65.46 per gram
- gold: $44.36 per gram
Although political support for poaching of rhinos is not in my opinion as criminal as Australia's politicians support for wasteful freeways to appease a dictatorial road lobby, it is still something which the international community should take seriously. Even if sanctions against Vietnam are not justified, people should be wary of buying Vietnamese goods or visiting the country.