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Why Hunt An Endangered Specie?

Jan 7, 2014, 1:00 AM EDT

Rhino Endangered Specie Blog

With the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) kicking off the convention season on Thursday, I prepare to meet clients to discuss hunting adventures around the world. DSC has similar goals with the primary focus being to raise awareness and funds to preserve our great wildlife around the world.

With this in mind, DSC is about to offer a one-of-a-kind auction item that has people around the world infuriated or excited. The Government of the Republic of Namibian has selected DSC to auction a special hunting permit for Black Rhino with all proceeds going towards rhino conservation -DSC expects the permit to sell for anywhere from $250,000 to $1 million US Dollars!

What shouldn’t surprise you is that even though the black rhinoceros is listed CITES Appendix I, was listed under the Endangered Species Act by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1980, and labeled critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, is that all three entities (CITES, US Fish and Wildlife Service, IUCN) support limited hunting! To take it a step further, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sent a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in support of limited, managed hunting of black rhinos in Namibia stating “WWF believes that sport hunting of Namibia’s black rhino population will strongly contribute to the enhancement of the survival of the species,” in citing the generation of income for conservation and the removal of post-breeding males.

Black rhino commonly fight to the death with approximately 50 percent of males and 30 percent of females dying from injuries sustained from such battles. Selectively harvesting the Black Rhino can lead to population increases and ultimately a greater survival.

We can either allow the Black Rhino to die of natural causes or we can potentially raise up to 1 million dollars to protect this very special animal. You decide; shall he die a natural death from an arch-rival? Or a quick death from a hunter who paid upwards of 1 million dollars to protect future generations of the Black Rhino?

  1. joesmom - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    There is no reason for this rhino hunt other than to have fun killing something almost extinct. Your money doesn’t go to conservation, it goes to corrupt politicians. Get an education, Olivia!

  2. taichi37taichi37 - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    Trophy hunters can go on all they like about conservancy, ethical culling, the legality of their hunting, etc. but their pictures tell the truth about these bloodthirsty sociopaths.
    I love the way a lot of them claim to be passionate about conservation, yet you won’t find a single article about or link to anything to do with conservation on any hunting website or Facebook page.
    NOTHING justifies your sickening hobby.
    A pathetic article from a morally bankrupt, faded, ex-beauty pageant winner who thinks she can make herself still look attractive by posing with dead animals.

  3. davecoburn - Jan 8, 2014 at 5:58 AM

    QUESTION: ….shall he die a natural death from an arch-rival? Or a quick death from a hunter who paid upwards of 1 million dollars to protect future generations of the Black Rhino?

    Donate the million dollars and let the rhino about to be shot, die of natural causes or by injuries sustained by an arch-rival!!! Certainly don’t need a rocket science degree to figure that out, now do you!!!….or is more of a case of some fat-cat needing his little ego stroked again whilst posing with a murdered rhino. Usually my comments are miles long, but in this case…..I think I’ve summed it up!!!

  4. toptoygift - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    WOW – What a crock of Sheeet that is. If trophy killers were so concerned about conservation and the welfare of animals, they would be raising money to DONATE to the cause, but they’re more concerned with killing and posing with big smiles.

    Everyone can see through this crap propaganda. All you want to do is raise money to support your serial-killing and then call it “conservation”

    Hey, Olivia – why don’t you go back to school so you can learn the meaning of the word “Conservation.” Believe it or not, it doesn’t mean killing.

    CREDIT TO AUTHOR, Anthony Mark Saul:
    After waiting for the emotional over-reaction of non-hunters to dissipate, Melissa Bachman
    has finally responded to her critics and explained that what she does is actually “conservation”.
    Now, whilst I don’t possess the eloquent vocabulary of the likes of Russell Brand for example,
    I used to believe that I had at least a basic grasp of English. Not wanting to be mistaken I have
    checked the Dictionary and the word “Conservation” includes amongst other things:
    “the prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; the preservation of life…”
    Someone clearly needs to point out to Oxford University Press that the next Edition needs to be
    revised to include “to shoot a magnificent wild creature in the face”.

  5. ljk70 - Jan 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    The singular of species is … species.

    Specie means, among other things, coin.

    Ironic failure to distinguish animals from money.

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