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Permit to Hunt An Endangered Black Rhino Is Auctioned Off for $350,000

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5,000 African black rhinos are now estimated to live in the wild, but that isn't stopping a Texas-based group from killing one of the endangered animals. the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to hunt a rhino in Namibia for a whopping $350,000

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PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:30 am
OMG, this makes me sick and sad. What are they doing?? This is an Endangered animal and their "BS" story of where the money goes is a bunch of crap. Who came up with that and it makes NO sense at all. This is an Endangered animal. ONLY 5000 left. BUT because people pay and the older Rhinos are NO good for breeding ,this is legal??!! I can't even believe what I am hearing. I can believe it . We hear it all but I still do even see how they managed to make sense and allow this legally. They are lying to themselves and the world!!! I'm disturbed by this and saddened. I can't believe I came across this.
"They've also noted that the older males being hunted under the permits tend to become aggressive and territorial, and are often culled by wildlife officials in an effort to protect younger rhinos. "
*Some of you may believe this to be the right decision but I really don't, this is so wrong. You don't kill to begin with and NO ONE even has the right. It's horrible!! They should be able to live out their own lives.

"Despite that caveat, and assurances from the hunting group that proceeds from the auction will go to conservation efforts, the event hasn't exactly been met with plaudits from animal advocacy groups like the Humane Society and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). "This auction is telling the world that an American will pay anything to kill their species," Jeffrey Flocken of the IFAW told the Associated Press of the event. "This is, in fact, making a spectacle of killing an endangered species." "


Mike H (252)
Monday January 13, 2014, 9:33 am
These idiots are not worthy of life

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 9:47 am
I'll say it again--there's absolutely no logic to it...just another vermin poacher-only this one is swimming in $$$$. Totally disgusting.Thx Prima

Roseann d (178)
Monday January 13, 2014, 9:57 am
Big Rhinos, Small Hunters. What is lacking in their lives for them to want to be indiscriminate killers? It doesn't make them Big Men in people's eyes. Maybe just to other Bubba Burpwads like themselves.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:19 am
I have a vision in my mind------with all the animals having the guns and looking for hunters. The above rhino hunt is one of the most barbaric and ignorant hunterisms I have ever heard of. We can pray they will see the light before they do this dire deed. Hopefully, all the ire over this will get to them . Noted/thanks

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:30 am
This is an Endangered animal so I was surprised.
I know people pay a high price to hide in a shack and kill an animal in plain sight. Sickening.

I don't know what they think they are doing here with there "BS" excuses. Everyone must know they are lies.

these people that hunt do not care one tiny bit about animals. For some reason it does give them a high and makes them feel like they are bigger than life. They are paying to kill . I don't want to live in a world with people like this.

The reasoning here absolutely makes NO sense.

These poor animals are older and can't just be left alone??!! Personally that's hits me hard. What did they do. They are allowed to be killed because they serve no purpose anymore. NO!! This is so wrong and I can't even help.

Gypsy thanks for noting along with everyone else . Your dream would be wonderful. Sadly I don't think it will happen but hold onto it!!!

Aren't Endangered animals suppose to be pretty much protected??
I'm sad....

Sue Matheson (79)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:46 am

Jaime Alves (52)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:52 am
SICK Bastards, why don't they save the rhino instead of shooting him, something is wrong with the world.!!

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 11:16 am
This is a scary thing. How did the trophy hunters ever get the upper hand? How is it that those who are destructive to the earth and everything in it become the norm and all those opposed to death and destruction become the the whack jobs? These people don't own the animals, they shouldn't be the only ones with the say so, in fact, they shouldn't have any say so. I find this especially heinous since the rhino is so close to completely disappearing from life. Not long ago, the West African Black Rhino was declared extinct, are already going to make another species go the same way? I can't believe the BS they are trying to sell.

Marek O (28)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:00 pm
I just haven't words even in my native language.....

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:18 pm
Hunters are a very sick breed. They have so many excuses for murdering defenseless animals, but the real reason is very simple, they are serial killers at heart and just love to kill. Very sick that such a act should be allowed to happen. But, hey it is happening in Texas, so why should I be surprised.

Robert O (12)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:24 pm
Thank you.

Stardust Noel (38)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:40 pm
They pay that for the thrill of killing, they are disgusting . This happens lots of places, & should be banned.

Katie K (70)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:46 pm
I am wouldn't surprise me if you could hear me. What happened to the petition we all signed to stop this?

Malgorzata Zmuda (199)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:57 pm
to podłe draństwo

Waltraud U (85)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:33 pm
One have to stop these CRIMINAL SICK BASTARDS FROM SADISTIC AND INFANTILE DOINGS - MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with normal humans.

Monday January 13, 2014, 1:48 pm
Noted. Have these idiots gone completely mad? I absolutely cannot comprehend this irrational and low-life thinking. Thanks for sharing.

Avril Lomas (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:54 pm

here,s an IDEA. Let us work to make "animal murderers" AKA "Big" game hunters)I doubt that they add anything good or moral to this planet.

Birgit W (160)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:57 pm

Avril Lomas (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:57 pm
I missed adding EXTINCT!
Should have said. Lets work to make "animal murderers" AKA> BIG!!! game hunters EXTINCT>

Margo R (14)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:59 pm
This IS terrible! How can these hunters call killing an animal FUN?

Marc G (113)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:32 pm
Still time to deny the import permit:

Bella M (25)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:34 pm
How distressing cruel,heartless murderers with too much money.why they don't donate their money for nothing if they really want to help Namibian people ! what a bunch of hypocrites ....vile

Virgene L (51)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:37 pm
Hopefully the "winner" will prove to be a big person and just take a picture of the rhino. Although it said on the news this old bull rhino was killing other rhinos which is why they want him removed. Sigh.
Sigh again.

Janet R (38)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:20 pm
These low-lifes said they would raise $1 million for rhino research; big difference between $350,000 and $1 million. I hope the permit is denied.

valda p (13)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:22 pm
Making excuses for- murdering this endangered black rhino is -pathetic -just another -trophy on the wall for this ego maniac -the great white hunter -there will be no -contest -the rhino doesn't stand a chance against a telescopic rifle -this poor excuse for a human being is not admired for his -bravery?he is denigrated for his -cowardice -his lack of compassion and the loss of his humanity for -ego,the fish and wild life organisation sanctioned this act of depravity to the animals -the very ones that are supposed to protect the wild life -sold them out -they no longer have my support .

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:42 pm
If the winner of the lottery shoots the rhino may he have 350,000 days of bad luck. And my he live 359 years to receive all of the bad luck.

Colleen L (3)
Monday January 13, 2014, 5:34 pm
That's insane. May their guns fire backward... creeps. Thanks PrimaSICK

elderberry C (47)
Monday January 13, 2014, 6:56 pm
They've had death threats.....

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:15 pm

Marc G. (101) Monday January 13, 2014, 2:32 pm
Still time to deny the import permit:


I don't have any words or decent thoughts in me.
I appreciate that all of you noted this and took it in. The entire story that was made up here just for killing really did a number on me. Who are they kidding?? As others mentioned .They are killers. Serial killers and will kill for fun. I will look at that link Marc - Thank You again for posting it. If there's any way to stop them ,it's worth it...

Isabelle J (81)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:57 pm
Rich bastards !

Dianne D (490)
Monday January 13, 2014, 9:28 pm
You can see into the soul of a human by the way they treat an animal.

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:40 pm
Whoever buys that permit, should be tarred and feathered.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday January 13, 2014, 11:58 pm
Endless stupidity and greed or as a TV report somewhere mentioned that the Black Rhino is worth more dead than alive. Sad, since this is an endangered species and the Black Rhino when alive is really: Priceless.
Leave them alone. Hunt them with a camera only. Put a three D silicone head mount made of artificial material up on the wall as a 'trophy' but leave the live animal alone, the rhino itself is endangered.

Carlene V (202)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 6:43 am
Why don't these asses just donate all that money they so freely put up to kill a rhino. Then they'd be doing something worthwhile instead of killing for the thrill.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 6:55 am
People will do anything for Money, they will even sell their own mother for cash!

Winn A (179)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 7:27 am
There has got to be a better way to raise money, don't you think????????????????

Connie O (44)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 7:07 pm
very sick and disgusting...

Vivian B (169)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 9:17 pm
This is disgusting beyond belief! If they really wanted to help the Black Rhino, they would have had an auction of the rights to go help the Rhino Recovery! And then donated ALL the proceeds to the African Endangered Species instead of making it a hunt. They could have done SO MANY OTHER THINGS, but, nooooo! They gotta go KILL something to make them look like the Great White Hunter!
Its like a contest to see who has the biggest "gun"!

Sergio P (65)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 5:48 pm
What the hell!!
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