Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

I posted about this a few weeks ago; Here’s a new petition…

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SourceYahoo News
By Kerry Sheridan

Washington (AFP) – A Texas hunting club said Friday it aims to raise up to a million dollars for endangered black rhinoceroses by auctioning off a permit to kill one in Namibia.

“First and foremost, this is about saving the black rhino,” said Ben Carter, executive director of the Dallas Safari Club, which is hosting the auction early next year.

Black rhinos are internationally considered an endangered species and the World Wildlife Fund says about 4,800 are alive in the African wild.

Carter said in a statement sent to AFP that the Namibian government “selected” his hunting club to auction a black rhino hunting permit for one of its national parks.

The permit is expected “to sell for at least $250,000, possibly up to $1 million. The Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia’s Black Rhino will receive 100 percent of…

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2 thoughts on “Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

  1. First and foremost this is about killing an endangered animal ! Then there is the money,which wont bring back the species.And no one knows how much of it would truly get donated.

  2. I signed and made this comment: Killing one will not save the many. Raffle a car or Teddy Roosevelt memorabilia or some such instead. Place the raffle ticket in a frame for display as a museum piece. It will likely have more value in a future non-redeemable status. —– Bear

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