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Deny the Black Rhino Hunt Permit

US Fish & Wildlife Service is issuing an import permit for a hunted down endangered Black Rhino, a dangerous precedent.

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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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Sad news: Today the Western Black Rhino, a subspecies of the Black Rhino threatened by this auction, was declared EXTINCT. There is no…Read More

Western black rhino declared extinct

Western black rhino declared extinct By Matthew Knight, CNN updated 11:36 AM EST, Wed November 6, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS Subspecies of black rhino in Africa extinct according to leading conservation network One quarter of mammals on IUCN Red List are at risk of extinction Plants, including a tree used to produce a chemotherapy drug now on…Read More
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