PUBLISHED: 12:47, Wed, Sep 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:47, Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Jeremy Clarkson, 60, says it is inevitable that rhinos will become extinct as they continue to be hunted by poachers, who make large amounts of money selling their horns to “rich people”. The motor expert says that despite “teary-eyed girls” and even “Prince Harry” doing their part to stop this terrible practice by dehorning the creatures, the hunters will kill hornless rhino regardless to prevent tracking it again.
Rich people have got it into their idiotic heads
He explained: “Throughout China and south east Asia, rich people have got it into their idiotic heads that rhino horn can cure hangovers and give men erections that last for a month.
“And this utter tosh has created a multi-million-pound trans-continental smuggling trade.
“Up against it, there’s a handful of teary-eyed girls on glorified gap years, and a very small team of wardens on three dollars a day. About a tenth of what they could earn if they switched sides and became poachers.
“Before he went a bit mad, Prince Harry spent some time in Africa, helping to de-horn rhinos,” he added, in his The Sun column.
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Jeremy Clarkson hit out at Prince Harry, as he discussed the extinction of rhinos (Image: GETTY)
Prince Harry visited Africa in 2015 to help rhino conservation (Image: GETTY)
However, Jeremy expressed scepticism toward this practice as he claimed it “doesn’t work”, with poachers still murdering rhinos without horns.
“Because having spent days tracking a rhino that turns out to have no horn, poachers kill it to make sure they don’t waste time in the future tracking it again.
“No one in the entire world wants rhinos to become extinct. Or elephants. Or pangolins. Or any of God’s creatures (except perhaps the wasp, and the French).
“But what exactly can you do? The simple answer, I’m sorry to say, is nothing.”