The Safari Club says all proceeds from the auction are being donated to the Nambian government for conservation efforts, reports CNN.
Nevertheless, the Club has been criticized by various animal rights organizations, including the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which believes the permit lets rich hunters buy a adventure that ultimately costs the endangered creature its life.
Jeffrey Flocken with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) told CNN the rhino “…need to be protected, not sold to the highest bidder… It also sends a dangerous message that these iconic and disappearing animals are worth more as dead trophies to be mounted and hung on a wall in a Texas mansion than living in the wild in Africa.”
CNN notes that the Dallas Safari Club, which obtained the hunting permit from the Nambian government, has said it received a number of death threats over the auction, which are now being investigated by the FBI.
The great thing about mutts is that they often have the best features of both their canine parents. One mix-breed named Rami is a good example and because of his adorable features, he has quickly gone viral.
Footage taken from a welcome trained on the erupting Colima volcano in Mexico picked up a strange looking dark object recently, a UFO that looks like a horse galloping toward the viewer. Or so say some. What do you think?
Thursday was Texas Muslim Day at the state capitol in Austin. Billed as a chance for Muslims to advocate for Muslim-related issues and learn about the democratic process. At least that’s what the Texas Council on American-Islamic Relations web page s...