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Hunter Paid $350,000 for the right to kill a Black Rhino - May 20th 2015, 12:18 PM

Hello,

I hope you're having a good day.

A hunter from Texas paid $350,000 for the right to hunt and kill a Black Rhino in Namibia.

What's your FIRST thought?

Now click on the link.

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Now that you know more - does your opinion change?

Me? Well..... At first - I was appalled. But ME being who I AM - I reserved my final judgement [well - maybe not final/final - but closer] until I knew more. NOW... well. Hmm.... IF what they are saying is TRUE - maybe it's OK. But only insofar as it keeping the younger Rhino's safe[r].

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Re: Hunter Paid $350,000 for the right to kill a Black Rhino - May 21st 2015, 02:28 AM

It's a tough one, but I think it has it's merit. I feel unqualified to comment because I am not a scientifically thinking person. It reminds me though, of this story I saw where someone threw up the idea of decriminalising the dehorning and killing of rhinos so that the market of the medicines these horns generate can be regulated and therefore, the monopolistic business, the only reason for illegal poaching, is taken away.

CAUTION: Disturbing content: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-18/rhinos-killed-poachers-kruger-national-park-south-africa/6478636


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Re: Hunter Paid $350,000 for the right to kill a Black Rhino - May 21st 2015, 02:44 AM

I tend to agree with a thought in the article saying killing for conservation seems silly. Why not remove it from the area if it's only going to hurt others of its species? Put it in its own conversation area? I think killing anything is morally reprehensible, but it's being suggested here as a lazy solution to a problem that could be solved by protecting those it could hurt, or by moving it somewhere else.




   
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Re: Hunter Paid $350,000 for the right to kill a Black Rhino - May 21st 2015, 03:50 AM

It's a bunch of bullshit. If we hadn't poached the hell out of these animals, they wouldn't be endangered to begin with. Finding a few more dangerous ones to "okay" for rich people to go hunt is just ridiculous. I don't see fault in him in particular, he truly believes he's doing good, but the system is flawed.


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Re: Hunter Paid $350,000 for the right to kill a Black Rhino - May 21st 2015, 01:41 PM

A better solution would have been for the guy to give the $350000 without killing the rhino. Altruism, people!

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Re: Hunter Paid $350,000 for the right to kill a Black Rhino - May 21st 2015, 08:19 PM

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It's a bunch of bullshit. If we hadn't poached the hell out of these animals, they wouldn't be endangered to begin with. Finding a few more dangerous ones to "okay" for rich people to go hunt is just ridiculous. I don't see fault in him in particular, he truly believes he's doing good, but the system is flawed.
This times a million. I don't care how much money he paid, black rhinios are endangered.


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