Sometimes, I can’t believe how stupid people can be. Recently, the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit that would allow the hunting of a Black African Rhino in Namibia. These rhinos are severely endangered, their population currently hovering at less than 4,000.
The permit cost the winning bidder $350,000, but that’s not even the worst part – the Dallas Safari Club’s reasoning behind the auction, was to raise money for conservation efforts, and protection of the species.
I don’t know about you, but killing an animal, in order to protect a larger population of that animal, is beyond my comprehension.
Jeffrey Flocken, North American regional director of the Massachusetts-based IFAW, said it perfectly: “This auction is telling the world that an American will pay anything to kill their species…This is, in fact, making a spectacle of killing an endangered species.”