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See recent results http://www.ibtimes.com/permit-kill-endangered-black-rhino-fetches-350000-texas-auction-dallas-safari-club-says-hunt-helps To the "winner" of this auction, we all implore you to not consider killing such an animal just for the fun of it!! Please do not go through with the hunt!! For all supporters who have signed the petition previously, share this update & petition again & do not give up the fight! We must still do all we can to protect the black rhino!
Please sign and share this petition to put an end to killing Rhinos as a way to keep them from becoming extinct! Have you ever heard of anything so bizarre?! It is already a fact that Africa’s western black rhino is officially extinct.
These massive, incredible animals became extinct due to practices of poaching, not only for the black rhino but also the white and Asian Javan rhino. There is a lacking somewhere in the conservation and protection of all of these animals, with only about 29,000 of them remaining worldwide. The idea of some across the country is that encouraging the hunting of these animals is a way to protect them from extinction, which does not make sense at all!!
The Dallas Safari Club secured the right to hunt one of Namibia's 1,800 remaining black rhinos, and it has been endorsed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! This ill practice is expected to generate about $750,000 which will be going back to the Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia's Black Rhino. They are even talking about filming the bizarre acts while on safari.
Save the Rhino International reports that the rhino population declined drastically from more than 500,000 to a current 29,000, with the black rhino one of the biggest targets. Their population has escalated a bit in recent years but there is belief that there has to be better options to make money to preserve the rhino population. Making money by killing rhinos is not a proper or humane way to save others from extinction! You can read further on these absurd practices at http://news.yahoo.com/hunt-a-rare-rhino-so-you-can-save-rare-rhinos-143758730.html and http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2013/05/07/western-black-rhino-declared-extinct/.
Please help to save the rhinos by other means than those proposed!! Please sign and share this petition to put an end to killing Rhinos as a way to keep them from becoming extinct!
U.S. Fish & Wildlife and Animal Activist Worldwide - There have got to be more humane ways to save the rhinos worldwide than the savage acts proposed by the Dallas Safari Club. Look into other means of donations and generating monies in an effort to protect these animals rather than a form of animal abuse to save the animals. This is ridiculous and bizarre!! Stop these unwarranted killings and find other ways to conserve the beautiful, amazing and majestic rhino that is in need of protection and living life as they are meant to live!
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