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Hunting club auctioning off permit to Hunt endangered rhino

Hunting club auctioning off permit to Hunt endangered rhino

By Corinne Hautala. CREATED Oct 29, 2013

The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas hunting group, is auctioning off a permit to hunt one of the most endangered animals in the world.

The international organization of hunters and wildlife enthusiasts, said they plan to auction off a permit to hunt an endangered black rhino from the government of the Republic of Namibia.

Members of the organization say their goal is actually to save the rhino.

One member of the organization believes that by killing a counterproductive rhino from a herd, the population will grow.

The money raised from the auction, according to the group, will go towards the Conservation Trust Fund for Namibia's Black Rhino.

Conservation groups said that the club's claim that the hunt will actually benefit the species was based on faulty logic.

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, said it would make more sense for the wildlife enthusiasts to donate money solely for rhino conservation than to kill one of the animals.

The auction is scheduled for  January 2014.