Safari Club Will Auction Off Chance to Kill Black Rhino to ‘Save’ Rest

predatorThe Dallas Safari Club is planning to raise money to save the near-extinct black rhino by auctioning off an opportunity to kill one. There are only about 5,000 of the animals left alive. Is the species beyond saving at this point?

Via Christian Science Monitor:

The black rhino is on the edge of extinction, dropping from several hundred thousands to currently only about 5 thousand within a centuries time. Habitat has played a part in the process, but it has mainly been due to poachers.

The hunting club in Texas announced earlier this month that it will be auctioning off a permit to kill one rare black rhino in Namibia, in cooperation with the country’s government. The move is expected to rake in from $250,000 to $1 million for the Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia’s Black Rhino.

The move has sparked a strong backlash from wildlife critics, even landing a short segment on The Colbert Report. But the DSC claims there is a method behind the move.

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  • Jamie Drumlake

    War is peace, death is life …

  • Rhoid Rager

    Please give all you can, because animals desperately need your money.

  • Ted Heistman

    I think shooting a black Rhino is stupid but 5,000 isn’t really that dire for a big animal like that. If the pop dropped below 50 it would be pretty much extinct. I think The Javan Rhino, Indian Rhino, and Sumatran Rhinos are in worse shape actually.

    • Woobniggurath

      Well fuck, why aren’t we shooting them? I mean, you know, to save them?

  • Ted Heistman

    I think air dropping dick pills over Hong Kong might be more practical.

  • Haystack

    Don’t let Save the Children hear about this idea.

    • Rhoid Rager

      by far the best comment so far!!

    • Matt Staggs

      Haystack wins. Everyone go home.

  • DrDavidKelly

    There are 5,000 of them – surely we could kill a few more to bring in some decent dollars. What if we killed 1,000 at say $100k a head? How much money are we aiming for again? We could even make a little cash on the side and help mother nature!

  • Despicable Yeti

    Next are my people… :(

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