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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I agree. If you have money, and the market is such that you have to pay that amount of money to have the rights to bag a rhino, then so be it. It still does not keep me from the opinion that someone who would pay this much money to bag a rhino is not a pompus ass. Do you know how much food $350k can provide for an impoverished community? This was no more then a "look at me" stunt. I would feel like a complete ass if I were the person that was highlighted in this story.
    It actually was a donation to wildlife conservation.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Doubt it cares
    Do you actually know anything about animal cognition, or do you just pretend to? Science would indicate otherwise.

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Well, if you really want to redistribute income, you could advertise 13 year old girls virginity for less money and make a huge profit.
    That.... doesn't seem like a better idea, sorry.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Brother AJ View Post
    Do you actually know anything about animal cognition, or do you just pretend to? Science would indicate otherwise.
    Science indicates dead animals care about being dead? All cognition stops when the brain function cease.

    I don't really have to pretend to know anything to know that dead animals can't think.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Science indicates dead animals care about being dead? All cognition stops when the brain function cease.

    I don't really have to pretend to know anything to know that dead animals can't think.
    So you are one of those "Its ok to run over baby ducks with a lawn mower because they dont feel anything after they die" guys.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    So you are one of those "Its ok to run over baby ducks with a lawn mower because they dont feel anything after they die" guys.
    That's a bizarre misrepresentation of my post. I believe it's okay to kill animals for a purpose.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Seems like an excellent way to raise funds and a form of good conservation.

    I really don't see the problem.
    Yeah, I agree! Heck why don't they sell off another 5000 more of these kills and wow, they'd raise a bundle!






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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The rhino was apparently an old rhino that no longer bred but was chasing off other potential male mates. I understand the reasoning, but I feel like they should have just moved it instead of killing it. The hunting of these animals should not be encouraged under any circumstances. Efforts to save endangered species should be getting enough funding without relying on hunters willing to pay top dollar to kill these animals.

    Hunter pays £225,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species' | Environment | The Guardian

    A US hunter who paid $350,000 (£225,000) to kill a black rhino in Namibia has successfully shot the animal, saying his actions would help protect the critically endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction – attracting criticism, and even death threats, from conservationists. He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt to try to show why he believed the killing was justified. “The whole world knows about this hunt and I think it’s extremely important that people know it’s going down the right way, in the most scientific way that it can possibly happen,” Knowlton told CNN. “People have a problem just with the fact that I like to hunt … I want to see the black rhino as abundant as it can be. I believe in the survival of the species.” Since 2012, Namibia has sold five licences a year to kill individual rhinos, saying the money is essential to fund conservation projects and anti-poaching protection.
    Not sure where you stand on this issue, but it's a positively EXCELLENT illustration of how serious this country takes wild animal conservation. Does my heart good to read it.


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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Yeah, I agree! Heck why don't they sell off another 5000 more of these kills and wow, they'd raise a bundle!






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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    No, one will suffice.
    Why stop at one? They need the money.
    Let's see if we can find a solution. It's something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years.
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