Dallas Safari Club: STOP buying & auctioning any permits for the KILLING of endangered species, like Namibia's Black Rhino. Don't go through with the hunting event of a rare, Critically Endangered...

Dallas Safari Club: STOP buying & auctioning any permits for the KILLING of endangered species, like Namibia's Black Rhino. Don't go through with the hunting event of a rare, Critically Endangered...

    1. Inti Urcuchillay
    2. Petition by

      Inti Urcuchillay

      Fort Lauderdale, FL

PLEASE, let's help the Black Rhino in Namibia's Mangetti National Park. The species of the Black Rhino has been considered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be a critically endangered species. There was a subspecies of the Black Rhino in Africa known as the Western Black Rhino which has become officially extinct in 2011! Tragically the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) thinks that killing another Black Rhino is the only or perhaps best answer in trying to conserve and help a species that is already at the brink of extinction!!! Please, do not allow for them to attain any permits for their hunters to kill endangered species worldwide!!! If the auction they are planning on hosting in January of 2014 succeeds then be expecting that they'll be trying to go around the protections established for rare, exotic species to satisfy their own hunters with more permits to kill worldwide!!! Buying permits for such actions from poor African nations/governments that may only be going along with it out of desperation because funds for wildlife protection are limited is absolutely WRONG.

The Black Rhino, an incredible prehistoric, rare species of creature and being, who has existed on this planet for about fifty million years, had a whole subspecies of their kind wiped out by humans just in the past 2 years! Today there are only about 5,000 Black Rhinos left and 1,800 of them reside in Namibia.


Dallas Safari Club is an international organization (since 1972) that is comprised of members who are hunters, "conservationists," and "wildlife enthusiasts" - as they describe on their site. They also claim on their website that they have a Grant program that "contributes hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to programs and projects promoting our mission to conserve wildlife and wilderness lands, to educate youth and the general public and to promote and protect the rights and interests of hunters worldwide."


Dallas Safari Club has planned to host as part of their 2014 annual convention the auctioning of a permit to hunt the Black Rhino in Namibia's Mangetti National Park by claiming that it's their strategy to raise funds to help conserve the species in Namibia. The Government of the Republic of Namibia has granted Dallas Safari Club permission and they will be escorting the winning bidder during the hunt. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has also granted the organization their total cooperation in allowing the transportation of the Black Rhino corpse (as a "trophy") into the United States.


"This fundraiser is the first of its kind for an endangered species and it's going to generate a sum of money large enough to be enormously meaningful in Namibia's fight to ensure the future of its black rhino populations." That was a statement made by the Executive Director of Dallas Safari Club, Ben Carter, in efforts to try to promote the event. When presented with suggestions and inquiries regarding fundraising for the Black Rhino through non-killing methods, such as hosting a "photo safari" instead, Mr. Carter replied, "Well, that's great, but people don't pay for that."


"People don't pay for that" - We can all clearly see what this is truly about at the end. Perhaps, to this club organization, appeasing to and keeping their club member hunters happy is truly the main focus of their goal since they take pride in protecting hunters' rights. As stated directly on their Mission page on their website: "Advocacy is a part of DSC’s mission. DSC and DSC’s Political Action Committee have been very successful in defeating legislation that would have severely curtailed hunting rights and negatively impacted vast tracts of hunting habitat. Your contributions to our DSC-PAC go directly to efforts that support and help elect pro-hunting, pro-2nd Amendment candidates at the Federal and State levels."

Please help by signing this petition to stand against the "legal" killing of an innocent and already critically endangered species, the Black Rhino. Please don't allow for any organization or government to justify this type of killing under pretentious and wrongful claims of "conservation" strategy. This should not be allowed to exist as a false "for a greater cause" or "for the greater good" because it sets horrible standards of morality and reason that are already dwindling, and imagine that the same will be suggested for other endangered species in the future if the issues here are ignored.

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STOP Auctioning Any Permits for the KILLING of Endangered Species, like Namibia's Black Rhino. PLEASE. DON'T go through with the hunting event of a Rare, Critically Endangered species, the Black Rhino

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Dear Supporters: Sincerely Thank You for caring about this important issue.

      Inti Urcuchillay
      Petition Organizer

      Please let us not lose hope if and when we may lose this battle because these are still very important issues that we can pass on knowledge of to future generations. Let's stand united so that we may keep the strength to encourage others.

      To read informational articles on this issue you can visit following links:

      http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dallas-group-set-auction-permit-hunt-rhino-21499465

      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dallas-safari-clubs-rhino-hunt-draws-protests/

      http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/10/us/black-rhino-hunting-permit/

      http://houston.culturemap.com/news/travel/01-14-14-controversial-black-rhino-hunt-goes-for-350000-but-who-is-the-real-winner/

      http://www.ibtimes.com/permit-kill-endangered-black-rhino-fetches-350000-texas-auction-dallas-safari-club-says-hunt-helps

      http://science.time.com/2014/01/13/black-rhino-hunt-could-help-the-endangered-species/

      Please forward information around to make others aware of this vital issue.

      Thank you!

      Black Rhino Hunting Permit Auctioned for $350,000

      A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife advocates. Steve Wagner, a spokesman for the Dallas Safari Club, which sponsored the closed-door event Saturday night, confirmed the sale of the permit for a hunt in the African nation of Namibia.

    2. Dear Supporters: Sincerely Thank You for caring about this important issue.

      Inti Urcuchillay
      Petition Organizer

      We have all helped to attract attention to this vital issue by standing against the Dallas Safari Club's decision to kill an endangered species, a Namibia Black Rhino, that has only less than 5,000 of its kind left. The permit has been auctioned to an undisclosed party for $350,000. We all know that this sends a terrible message and true conservationists mourn this immoral spectacle that these hunters are claiming is for the greater good of conservation efforts. They try to justify their stance and even have applied to the permit the limit that only an older Black Rhino past age of reproduction will be hunted as if it makes this unjust, unconscionable killing any better. At least there are still those of us out there that see right through these false statements of conservation strategies and that truly care of what's becoming of our species' role in the care of wildlife throughout the globe and the unstable overall current condition of our home, planet Earth.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      I PLEDGE to live, work and act in a loving, respectful way towards this Earth that I call home, and towards all who live upon it, every insect, animal, fish, bird, plant, human and tree....

      ~ Guy Dauncey

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    • Kristen Veayo WINTHROP, ME
      • 9 months ago

      I am an animal lover, and strong believer of keeping this Earth the way it was made.

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    • Chelsea Rivera CHICOPEE, MA
      • 9 months ago

      This is beyond sick and needs to stop!

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    • Jeanne Bandong ARVADA, CO
      • 9 months ago

      Preservation of all life form on this planet

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    • karen owen CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      Ecology and the web of life.Not yours to kill!

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