Hunting News: Death Threats Aside, DSC Forges Ahead with Rhino Auction

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Dallas Safari Club | December 4, 2013

Against a torrent of death threats, the Dallas Safari Club (DSC) is forging ahead with plans to auction a black rhino-hunting permit on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Namibia.

Scientists and conservationists support the auction and hunt as crucial to the future of a long-revered African game species now threatened by habitat loss and poaching.

Supportive letters and statements from rhino experts are posted at the URL below.

Financial as well as biological benefits to rhino conservation efforts are at stake.

DSC expects the permit to sell for at least $250,000, perhaps up to $1 million. All proceeds will be returned to Namibia for underfunded rhino-related projects such as anti-poaching patrols.

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