Sunday, 12 January 2014

Stop hunting rhinos!

Like most people I was outraged to hear that hunters in the USA were "auctioning" the life of an endangered species of animal, a black rhino. The Irish Times reports:

A permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia sold for $350,000 (€250,000) at an auction in Dallas last night with proceeds going to protect the endangered animals despite protests from animal rights groups that saw the sale as immoral conservation.

The license allows for the killing of a single, post-breeding bull, with Namibian wildlife officials on hand for the hunt to make sure an appropriate animal is selected.

The Dallas Safari Club had been expecting the permit to bring $250,000 to $1 million at an auction held during its annual convention.

The following report is from Al Jazeera TV:

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