World Serpent, overly defensive
And all who step in to make excuses for it are just as cold and callous. I can almost guarantee we have such people lurking around this very forum.
Okay, given some of my weird stances on greed (that time and again seem to be completely detached from reality), I hesitate to even give the people who supply the wildlife trade the generous labels of "cold" and "callous". My brain keeps thinking that even the greediest and most heartless prick would NEED to care about the animals and would see a basic business-model threat of harvesting an endangered species (ESPECIALLY for just one part, in the case of rhinos).
The suppliers for the wildlife trade apparently lack the brain cells for even something as self-serving as THAT. This is something far worse than being cold and callous.
Evidently people in some countries believe it to be a potent aphrodisiac.....
And even as much as I take things literally, I'd consider them too simple for interpreting "horny" that way.
I decided to look up and see when the rumor started - and if Scientific American is to be believed this time, apparently the aphrodisiac thing is actually a stereotype and most of the rhino horn desire is for art pieces in some form or another. Article was 3 years old but I'm NOT sure the reasons changed much.