Saturday, Sotheby & # 39; s made the end of the auction house to stop selling the horns rinoċeron, By removing old three lots from auction to be held in & # 39; Hong Kong the next week, after protests from environmental groups, following the steps of & # 39; Bonhams and Christie & # 39; s.
"The company will not offer more in the future rhino horn", Confirmed in & # 39; declaration Nicolas Chow, president & # 39; Sotheby & # 39; s in Asia.
"Sotheby & # 39; s refuse any unlawful sacrifice and trade & # 39; wildlife in danger, and strongly supports the efforts & # 39; conservation of the international community", he added.
This decision was canceled after sales at Bonhams & # 39; Hong Kong & # 39; 21 other lots of & # 39; sculptures made with & # 39; this product, estimated at 3.87 million dollars, according to Humana Society International (HSI).
"In the future, Bonhams will not offer articles made wholly or partially of rhino horns in his wards', Said in a statement Matthew Girling, director & # 39; the auction house.
The room & # 39; Christie already banned this type of & # 39; item at its auctions.