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.