Elle Macpherson Eats Endangered Rhinoceros Horn

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  1. lucy92

    lucy92 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    Elle Macpherson has told the Times Of London that she eats powdered rhinoceros horn:
    Witter: You're said to be a great fan of Chinese medicine. What does powdered rhino horn taste like? E MacP: A little bit like crushed bone and fungus in a capsule. Does the job though.
    Witter: How do you know that it works? A lot of people say Chinese medicine is quackery.
    E MacP: Put it this way, works for me.


    Some think rhino horn can reduce fever, detect poison and act as an aphrodisiac. However, according to preservation site Mongabay.com, "rhino horn has no curative properties." In fact, the rhino slowly dies after the horn is removed and four of its five species are endangered.
    That, and it's pricey. Powdered rhino horn goes for $60,000 per kilo.

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  2. The_Ida

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    Uhm. WTF? Let the rhinos be, Elle
     
  3. carmen_kass

    carmen_kass Active Member

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    Why can't she eat non-endangered Rhinos like normal people!
     
  4. sethii

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    Doesn't she live in London? Isn't it illegal? Should be investigated.
     
  5. Chris_Couture05

    Chris_Couture05 New Member

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    Thats just nasty :sick:
     
  6. lucy92

    lucy92 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    i think it should be investigated as well.

    its reprehensible. in the begining of the interview she talks about how she only drinks fair trade coffee. :unsure: has she no sense of irony?
     
  7. miu_miu

    miu_miu little soul

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    She also boycotted Nobu for serving blue fish tuna which is also extremely rare and rapidly being wiped out :rolleyes: Hateful woman :yuk: Am I missing something? Because I can't see anything in the comment which suggests she didn't know what she was eating?

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  8. lucy92

    lucy92 Mod Squad Team Leader

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    why would anyone want to eat it in the first place? it would be like eating crunched up fingernails. :sick:
     
  9. NakedIfIWantTo

    NakedIfIWantTo on the come up

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    Hey, who said Chinese medicine was quackery?!! :judge:
     
  10. lunabella

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    make sure you know what you're putting on your plate before you pass judgement.
     
  11. ultramarine

    ultramarine chaos reigns

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    Even though I absolutely do not support MacPhersons eating habits ... it seems a bit annoying that papers and news and tabloids pretend people to be 100% politically correct NO ONE is that good .. blah!
     
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    "Not politically correct" is a lot of things, but tiger's bone and rhino horn are horrific. Tigers and rhinos will probably be extinct in our lifetime. I'm not sure how she can be so insanely stupid.

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    Mostly everyone in fashion likes wearing fur, why can't Elle eat some powdered Rhinoceros Horn?
     
  14. Psylocke

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    This thread is hilarious. And Elle is an idiot for saying / doing that.
     
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    On one hand its sad cause its endangered.

    On the other hand it annoys me that others culturre is potrayed as savagery while the western thought is supposed to be ideal and just.
     
  16. NakedIfIWantTo

    NakedIfIWantTo on the come up

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    ^Yeah, it's imperialism.
     
  17. Party_Vixen

    Party_Vixen Making a Mess

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    :shock: If the Nobu article is true than all I can say is hypocrite...
     
  18. The_Ida

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    Science, pretty much :lol:
     
  19. silk skin paws

    silk skin paws doldrums

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    I mean, come on Elle knew the rhino horn is from endangered animals. Humans are so selfish.
     
  20. lunabella

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    ^ what if the animal is not endangered? what if it was a bull's horn? would it be okay to kill it?
     

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