It is illegal to import products derived from edangerd species - such as rhinoceros for instance.

Yet in this week's Christchurch Mail (published by The Christchurch Press), there is an advertising feature for HNB Medical, offering 'ancient Chinese therapeutic treatments'.

This includes workimg herbal oils into the skin 'using a piece of polished rhinoceros horn'.

Well Mr Harvey Wang of HNB Medical is breaking the law offering such a service. He has also broken the law bringing rhinoceros horn into the country - presumably it was smuggled through Customs.

Meanwhile, here's the Christchurch Mail blithely advertising this illegal service. If you want to make a protest, you can ring the Christchurch Mail editor, Carla Amos at 03 943 2598. Her e-mail is


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