Update #1 ·

A sad, but inspired update

Hello everyone, 

As most of you know the Dallas Safari Club's auction to hunt an endangered black rhino was to take place this past Saturday, unfortunately it did.

The Dallas Safari Club sold the right to kill a Black Rhino for $350,000. The winner of that auction now has the right - in the eyes of the Namibian government and the USFW - to hunt, kill and ultimately mount this animal in their home. It's a sad day for endangered species and the the rights of all animals, but we should continue to be inspired by the passions of the people working for animal rights, conservation and the protection of our most threatened species.

We've collected nearly 100,000 actions on the campaign! Over 60,000 of us called directly on Ben F. Carter, Executive Director of Dallas Safari Club, to pull the auction item. While we did not succeed in stoping the auction we have shown how powerful we can be when we work together.

  • Because of the public awareness and the media firestorm you've helped create, 100,000's now know the plight of the endangered Black Rhino that may have never even heard of the species before
  • 10,000's of supporters of this campaign have never joined a campaign to protect endangered species before. 

We're growing this movement stronger everyday and there will always be setbacks, but today we should also be inspired about what we are building together and the impact we can have in 2014. I know I am. 

Thank you for all of your work!

One last thing: If you have an idea for another campaign similar to this, or have feedback on what we did well and what we can do better on this and other campaigns, please feel free to leave comments on the action page by clicking "Add a Comment" at the bottom of the page. 

How you can help

The Dallas Safari Club recently auctioned off the right to hunt down an Endangered Black Rhino for $350,000. While the government of Namibia has granted this permit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) must grant an additional import permit in order for the hunter to bring home his "trophy". In 2013 nearly 1000 rhinos have been poached in neighboring South Africa, while half of all Rhinos…

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Estimates put the global Black Rhino population at about 5,000. Namibia has a black rhino population of 1,795. This species population has decreased 90% since the 1960s and if we don't actively work to save everyone their time is running out. That is why it is totally irresponsible for this group to auction off a permit to shoot and kill an endangered Black Rhino.  Also, this past March the…

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