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Dallas rhino hunt auction kicks up dust
USA Today, by Tim Mullaney

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/11/2014 6:53:41 PM

A Dallas conservation group´s auction of a rare license to hunt an endangered black rhino in Africa has outraged conservationists, leading to death threats against the auction´s organizer. The Dallas Safari Club plans to auction off the license Saturday night, hoping to raise as much as $1 million for conservation efforts. Criticism has come from groups including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which said the sale is a case of letting rich hunters buy a thrill at the cost of a rhino´s life. About 4,800 black rhinos are believed to be living worldwide, according to the World Wildlife Federation. The Namibian tourism ministry says about 1,750

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You just KNOW when a terrorist group like PETA is bloviating for headlines when they either won´t or can´t come up with the $1M to stop the licensed hunt. So, their "agents" resort to death threats...against humans.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/11/2014 7:22:28 PM     (No. 9688645)

The rhino in question is supposedly one with a penchant for attacking other rhinos in the area, and is targeted for culling. The money earned will be used for conservation of the black rhino. It´s not my cup of tea, but if the rhino is to be culled, why not put the culling up for auction?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 1/11/2014 7:23:05 PM     (No. 9688646)

I have no problem thinning the herd of RINOs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Elvira, 1/11/2014 7:49:19 PM     (No. 9688669)

Agreed #1. The media, as usual, leaves the important details out of their report.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Elvira, 1/11/2014 7:59:01 PM     (No. 9688677)

I thought Bob Barker was put out to pasture.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/11/2014 8:05:26 PM     (No. 9688685)

A black Rino? Can´t think of a punch line. Help me out, LDotters.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JediJerry, 1/11/2014 8:46:32 PM     (No. 9688714)

It is called herd management and taking out a bull that is beyond it´s years and a hazard to the areas people and property is hardly something to get all insane over. It is ethical and humane and an excellent method of conservation management. To allow this animal to get older and suffer effects of disease and old age suffering is indeed a violation of ethical treatment. Allowing three animals per year to be screened for old age, disease and survivability and culled is hardly a threat to their survival.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Subal, 1/11/2014 9:25:17 PM     (No. 9688761)

When does the season on domestic RINO´s open?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Screwgun, 1/11/2014 9:40:33 PM     (No. 9688776)

Start with Cornyn.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: birddog, 1/12/2014 12:35:02 AM     (No. 9688839)

Awww...Colin Powell to be culled? He had such a bright future.

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