The Dallas Safari Club is auctioning off a black rhino hunt permit Saturday. However, not everyone is looking forward to the event.
That includes two pre-teens from Georgia, who are planning to protest the auction.
"They shouldn't be able to do that because it's like saying one of us is old, someone should shoot us," said 12-year-old Carter Ries.
From the mouth of children.
Carter Ries and his 11-year-old sister Olivia Ries are veterans of the fight to save endangered wildlife.
They started the organization "One More Generation" in 2009.
Now, the kids from Atlanta are in North Texas with a message for the Dallas Safari Club.
"I think they shouldn't be doing rhino poaching period. So doing it here makes it better, how?" asked Carter Ries.
"I don't know why they would be doing that. Maybe they're doing that so they could get a few pictures of the rhino laying down dead," said Olivia Ries.
The siblings and their father have visited Africa twice as part of their effort to save endangered animals.
Recently, they delivered 10,000 letters from all over the world to the Government of South Africa, seeking to put an end to poaching.
Now, they are adding their voices to the protests.
"We might have a meeting with the president of the hunting club, Ben Carter. And we are going to talk to him about the rhino poaching and how he shouldn't do this," said Olivia Ries.
But whatever happens with Saturday night's auction for a permit to hunt the endangered animal, the Ries family plans to continue its fight.
"And our number one message to kids is anyone can make a difference. You don't have to wait until you are an adult," said father Jim Ries.
Officials with the hunt say they are working alongside the Namibian government.
A biologist will also be on hand to ensure the "correct" rhino is shot. Video.