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Rabbits, Endangered Rhinos, and the Dallas Safari Club

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"Dallas Safari Club" had come up with a truly-novel idea for saving Namibia's rare Black Rhinoceros, which is teetering on the edge of extinction. [WARNING: The following could make your head explode]


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roxy H (350)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:26 am
Have you ever heard of the rabbit hunter's nightmare? A guy dreams that he and a few of his buddies have fanned out across some brushland to scare-up and shoot a few hares. They kill a couple, but then, one of the hunting buddies who'd headed down a slope into a thicket on the right suddenly comes bolting up the slope, all wild-eyed and screaming at the others: "Run, run – the rabbits have guns!"

I thought of this recalibration of the hunting equation when I read that an outfit called the "Dallas Safari Club" had come up with a truly-novel idea for saving Namibia's rare Black Rhinoceros, which is teetering on the edge of extinction. Several hundred thousand of these unique animals existed a century ago, but only 1,800 remain in this African nation today.

So, thinking waaaay out of the box, the safari club says it will contribute to the Black Rhino conservation cause by auctioning off to one of the club's lucky members the chance to [WARNING: The following could make your head explode] go to Namibia with a really big gun, and shoot one of the magnificent, endangered creatures dead. Yes, to save the black rhino, kill it.

The safari club's chieftain says that both the Namibian government and our own Fish & Wildlife agency have okayed the kill. He claims that safari enthusiasts will bid as much as a million bucks to be the one to pull the trigger. And, yes the head of the deceased will be severed, stuffed, mounted, and shipped back to the US as a trophy for the shooter's den. To the club's credit, every dime from the auction will go to – oh, the irony! – Namibia's Black Rhino Conservation Fund.

Back to the rabbit scenario, wouldn't the club's big game safari be fairer if high-powered guns were barred, and the winning bidder had to try executing the rhino with a Swiss Army Knife?

roxy H (350)
Friday November 15, 2013, 6:26 am
By Jim Hightower, Nov. 14, 2013

Carla van der Meer (648)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:38 pm
This is so absurd and disgusting, I am deeply troubled that such a club even existed and more so THIS is there solution to a problem created by people just like themselves, more death? I see no altruism in this, just a flimsy excuse for jaded and disgusting rich people to further the destruction of the planet. All involved in this horror show should be ashamed of themselves.

paula eaton (30)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:16 pm
Bunch of low life idiots.

Valerie H (133)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:44 pm

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 5:10 pm
Noted ...

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 5:45 pm
Thank you Roxy :-((

. (7)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 5:58 pm
Wish we had a petition against this!! Thank you Roxy!

Christine S (134)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:57 pm
sadly, there are places in Africa that allow trophy hunting, and some of the money does help pay for conservation measures. But the amount of money that allows one to kill a rhino just makes it even more alluring for a rich a**hole in China to pay a poacher to kill a rhino for its horn. If only rich people can trophy hunt a rhino, then you can look like a rich person if you somehow manage to have a rhino horn. The $750,000 raised by the Safari Club cannot possibly protect all the rhinos from poachers (and half the money will go to corrupt officials anyway!)

Rhonda W (376)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 7:23 pm

Amy S (62)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:36 pm
I am absolutely outraged at the thought of someone auctioning off a ticket to KILL a Rhino which is endangered...who came up with this idea and how did it get this far??? I think that we should get 100,000 people to all donate $10, that way we could give the money to SAVE the Rhino. This just breaks my heart that anyone would even consider this to be an option. I pray that God moves someone's heart who is in a position to stop this before it is too late! We CAN NOT afford to lose one more of these precious creatures!

roxy H (350)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:54 pm
Pathetic, and appalling huh? And to use our Govt. and "hunting rights" all to kill an innocent animal. There is nothing "right" about this. Donate the money, this senseless killing of innocent creatures must end! ( children should be included here also)

roxy H (350)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:58 pm
The rich are making everyone look like savages and it's time us oppressed speak up, take our voices and our fingers, type loud, strong, and tell these fools, NO! we are not going to let them Buy, Lie, Cheat, and laugh at us andymore. It's hurting Mother Earth, the Animals, Our Kids, and Our Hearts. Making us sick. :(

roxy H (350)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:59 pm

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 10:49 pm
Thank You Roxy!
I'm not surprised this exists . I have heard of this before.
How can it ever be stopped??/

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 1:05 am
𝖘𝖆𝖉𝖑𝖞... 𝖓𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉...𝖙𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝖗𝖔𝖝𝖞!

ERIKA S (58)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:34 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 3:41 am
Leave them alone

. (0)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:00 am
Laissez ces animaux vivre leur vie. Ils ne demandent rien, laissez-les ętre.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 6:20 am
I totally agree Carla van der Meer.
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