Stop Auction to Kill Endangered Black Rhino.

Stop Auction to Kill Endangered Black Rhino.

    1. Lu Moseley
    2. Petition by

      Lu Moseley

      Oxford, AL

At its convention in January 2014, the Dallas Safari Club will auction off the opportunity to go to Namibia and hunt and kill a Black Rhino. The black rhino is "critically endangered," according to the International Rhino Foundation. Only about 5,000 live in the wild. When asked about offering a chance to hunt a member of an endangered species, Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter said, "This is about saving a species, not one animal."

Carter says the rhino that will be hunted will be an older, non-breeding male. The auction is expected to raise between $250,000 to $1,000,000.

The Dalas Safari Club lists its mission as: Conservation, Education, and Protecting Hunters’ Rights. This eduction ignores the first two and will give a hunter a free pass to kill an endangered species.

This is wrong. Tell the Dallas Safari Club they need to reboot and give this idea the boot. The message it is sending is wrong and could result in a "sanctioned" killing.

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Stop Auction to Kill Endangered Black Rhino.

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    1. Dallas Safari Club Garners $350,000 for permit to kill Black Rhino

      Lu Moseley
      Petition Organizer

      As I am sure many of you have learned, despite the many letters and petitions of protest, and the physical protests at the Dallas Safari Club's auction this past Saturday (January 11, 2014), the permit to "hunt" and kill the critically-endangered Black Rhino was sold to the highest bidder for $350,000. The auction was closed and the name of the winner will not be shared. Thanks to the over 25,700 persons who signed this petition and took the time to log their feelings. I do hope the permit is never used and that all $350,000 goes to Black Rhino preservation. Let's hope the Dallas Safari Club has gotten the message that this is not the preferred method for raising funds.

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    • Victoria Colewood LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      All that seems to matter is the hunter's rights, the right to make an easy kill for cash rather than support and preserve this beauty without thought of an hour or so of 'fun' by bloodshed? Obviously they haven't the intellect to enjoy wildlife as artists and writers have but like colonial rampagers of yesteryear make an easy killing of this noble animal. Against God and the better part of human nature

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    • Elmer Funes WINCHESTER, VA
      • 3 months ago

      To help save endangered species everywhere.

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    • Wanmai Kona SAN DIEGO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Why some people are so selfish when it comes to money. They will do anything just to make money regardless of how sufferings the animals go through.But thanks to the nature of karma, they all will have to payback for their evil actions...................The shortest explanation of karma that I know is: 'you get what you give'. In other words; whatever you do intentionally to others, a similar thing will happen to yourself in the future. Causing suffering to others will cause suffering to ourselves, causing happiness to others will result in happiness for

      oneself.

      Source: http://viewonbuddhism.org/karma.html

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    • Gabriella Daher SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Stop rhino poaching in South Africa because it is a horrendous suffering to these rhinos as they have their horns chopped off whilst they struggle to die. Killing rhinos for their horn which has been proven to be completely useless to humans and animals means killing off this species for no good reasons. Their numbers are dwindling as it is and in this fragile eco system, we can't be sure that these animals can breed successfully in the future. Hunting wild life and rhinos are truly abhorrently cruel and despicable and must he be stopped. The young rhinos suffer and die when their parents are killed. The who trade is evil brutal and humans have demonstrated how ignorance, and stupidity and abomination would wipe out these precious animals.

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    • Ali Raza LAHORE, PAKISTAN
      • 4 months ago

      Save the black rhino

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