By Kim Brown
Should you kill the nearly-extinct black rhino in order to save it?
That's exactly what the Dallas Safari Club -- a self-described international organization for hunters, conservationists and wildlife enthusiasts -- has proposed. The group plans to auction a permit to hunt the endangered rhino, which experts estimate that there are about 5,000 left in the wild. The sale of the permit is expected to fetch between $250,000 and $1 million, with the proceeds going to the government of Namibia's government, where the hunt is scheduled to happen.
Wayne Pacelle is the CEO and President of the Humane Society of the United States. He says there are a number of ethical and sportsmanship issues connected to this proposed safari. Pacelle likened shooting a rhino to “shooting a bus”, and expressed surprise the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would allow Americans to hunt an endangered animal. Audiofile.