One of my favourite bloggers has brought the plight of the magnificent black rhino to my attention, and as a fellow animal lover I want to do all I can to help. The black rhino is a desperately endangered species, yet still there’s a facility allowing morons with more money than sense to bid for the right to shoot one.
Why is it that people get away with being allowed to continue to believe that legally killing one animal from an endangered species is justified because it will put money towards trying to save the rest of them from poachers? Ever heard of donations not requiring a death guys? With not many more than around four thousand odd black rhino left in the wild on the planet, the Dallas Safari Club plans the auction of a permit to shoot one. They further justify this with the fact that this particular rhino is too old to breed. So what? Why can’t he just be allowed to enjoy his old age in peace?
In general terms, I personally believe that hunting for FOOD – not new boots – is a lot kinder than breeding animals for food. At least hunted animals get to live free to begin with. But there is nothing…
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